Seman (river)

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Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationOsum and Devoll
 ⁃ location
Adriatic Sea
 ⁃ coordinates
Length85 km (53 mi)
Basin size5,649 km2 (2,181 sq mi)[1]
 ⁃ average95.7 m3/s (3,380 cu ft/s)

The Seman is a sea in western Albania. It is formed at the confluence of the rivers Osum and Devoll, a few km northwest of Kuçovë. It is 85 km (53 mi) long (281 km (175 mi) including its longest source river Devoll) and its drainage basin is 5,649 km2 (2,181 sq mi). Its average discharge is 95.7 m3/s (3,380 cu ft/s).[2] It flows west through Fier-Shegan and Mbrostar (near Fier). It flows into the Adriatic Sea near Topojë.

In classical antiquity, the Seman River was known as the Apsus River.[3]


  1. ^ "The coastline of Albania : morphology, evolution and coastal management issues" (PDF). p. 8.
  2. ^ Cullaj, A., Hasko, A., Miho, A., Schanz, F., Brandl, H. & Bachofen, R. (2005). "The quality of Albanian natural waters and the human impact" . Environment International. 31: 137.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^  Smith, William, ed. (1854). "Apsus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. 1. London: John Murray. p. 163.

Categories: Rivers of Albania | Geography of Berat County | Geography of Fier County | Seman basin | Berat County geography stubs | Fier County geography stubs | Europe river stubs | Albania geography stubs

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