Narew

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Narew (Old Prussian and Lithuanian Naura, Belarusian: На́раў) is a river in western Belarus and north-eastern Poland, a tributary of the Vistula river. With a length of 484 kilometres (36 in Belarus and 448 in Poland) it is the 5th longest Polish river. The basin is 75,175 sq. km (53,873 in Poland).

Narew originates in Belarus and flows into Zegrze Lake in Poland where it is joined by Bug River. The part between the lake and the Vistula River is usually referred to as Bugo-Narew. Its name comes from an Indo-European root *nr meaning water (see also Narva, Neretva, Nur and Ner).

Bugo-Narew estuary into  at
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Bugo-Narew estuary into Vistula River at Modlin

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History

On September 6, 1939, Polish military forces attempted to use the Narew as a defense line against German attack during the Polish September Campaign. This was abandoned the next day in favor of the Western Bug as German forces had already penetrated the defenses.

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