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A river, about 435 km (270 mi) long, of the western Czech Republic flowing southeast then north to the Elbe River.
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(Czech ˈvltava)
(Placename) a river in the Czech Republic, rising in the Bohemian Forest and flowing generally southeast and then north to the River Elbe near Melnik. Length: 434 km (270 miles). German name: Moldau
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(ˈvʌl tə və)

a river in the W Czech Republic, flowing N to the Elbe. 270 mi. (435 km) long. German, Moldau.
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