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The Soča near Bobarid
|Municipalities||Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin, Kanal ob Soči, Nova Gorica, Gorizia, Savogna d'Isonzo, Farra d'Isonzo, Gradisca d'Isonzo, Sagrado, Fogliano Redipuglia, Villesse, San Pier d'Isonzo, Fiumicello, Turriaco, San Canzian d'Isonzo|
|- left||Idrijca, Vipava|
|- location||Trenta Valley, Julian Alps, Slovenia|
|- elevation||876 m (2,874 ft)|
|Mouth||Gulf of Trieste|
|- location||Adriatic Sea, Italy|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||138 km (86 mi)|
|Basin||3,400 km² (1,313 sq mi)|
|- average||172 m³/s (6,074 cu ft/s)|
The Soča river has a length of 138 km (86 mi), 96 km (60 mi) in Slovenia and 43 km (27 mi) in Italy.
Its drainage basin has a pronounced mountainous character with an average elevation of about 599 m (1,965 ft) above sea level, and an area of 3,400 km2 (1,313 sq mi), 2,250 km2 (869 sq mi) (66%) in Slovenia and 1,150 km2 (444 sq mi) (34%) in Italy.
The watershed of this river is one of the few places where the Marble trout (Salmo marmoratus) is found.
The source of the Soča lies in the Trenta Valley in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia, at an altitude of 876 m (2,874 ft). The river flows through the Triglav National Park where is the mountain Triglav (2,864 m), the highest mountain in the Julian Alps and in the country. Then it flows to the south past the Slovenian towns of Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin, Kanal ob Soci and Nova Gorica (where it is crossed by the Solkan Bridge); here, at an altitude of 56 m (184 ft), the river crosses the border and gets into Italy.
- Province of Gorizia: Gorizia, Savogna d'Isonzo, Farra d'Isonzo, Gradisca d'Isonzo, Sagrado, Fogliano Redipuglia, Villesse, San Pier d'Isonzo, Turriaco, San Canzian d'Isonzo, Staranzano, Grado.
- Province of Udine: Only one comune, Fiumicello; the river flows through a small part of this comune that borders with the province of Gorizia.
Finally, it flows into the Gulf of Trieste (Adriatic Sea) in the Riserva Naturale della Foce dell'Isonzo ("Natural Reserve of the Mouth of the Isonzo"), to the southwest of the town of Monfalcone.
- Left tributaries
- Right tributaries
- Torre - 70 km (43 mi) long;
The valley of the Soča river was the place where several battles were fought in World War I between May 1915 and November 1917, in which over 300,000 Austro-Hungarian and Italian soldiers lost their lives.
Images for kids
Satellite image of Soča (Isonzo) estuary
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