The Uvac is the river in southwestern Serbia
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 and Republika Srpska
Republika Srpska
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, 119 km long right and major tributary of the Lim
Lim River
The Lim is a river flowing through Montenegro, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. long, it's the right and the longest tributary of the Drina.- Montenegro and Serbia :...

, loosely making the northern border of the Sandžak
Sandžak also known as Raška is a historical region lying along the border between Serbia and Montenegro...

Raška (region)
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 region. Before it empties into the Lim, for a 10 kilometers it forms the border between Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Upper course

The Uvac originates in the Pešter
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 plateau from the Ninaja mountain, as Rasanska reka (Cyrillic: Расанска река). The stream curves around the Ninaja and Pometenik mountains, next to the villages of Tuzinje, Rasno, Dragojloviće and Gradac, where it meets Brnjička reka (Cyrillic: Брњичка река), enters the Sjenica
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 depression and continues on depression eastern border as the Vapa (Cyrillic: Вапа), which is 25 kilometers long and drains an area of 496 km².

The river passes next to the villages of Gornja Vapa, Donja Vapa, Čedovo and Krstac, where the Vapa receives from the left the short river Uvac, which originates on the Ozren
Ozren (Pešter)
Ozren is a mountain in southwestern Serbia, near the town of Sjenica. Its highest peak Orlovača has an altitude of 1693 meters above sea level. It is one of the mountains which surround the Pešter plateau. Spring of the Uvac river is located at the foothills of Ozren....

 mountain, and gives name to the downstream course of the river.

Lower course

The Uvac continues to the northwest, enters the Stari Vlah
Stari Vlah
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 region where it flows in a deep, canyon-like valley, where it receives the Kladnica river from the right and generates lots of power, which is used for three powerful hydroelectric power stations, each one with big artificial lake: Bistrica with Lake Radoinja, Kokin Brod with Lake Zlatar (7,3 km², altitude 400 m, depth 40 m) and Sjenica with Lake Sjenica.

In the lowest part of its course, The Uvac flows between the Zlatar and Zlatibor
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 mountains, next to the villages of Kokin Brod and Radoinja until it reaches the Bosnian border and Varda mountain, makes a sharp, elbow turn to the south and after a short flow next to the villages of Bjelušine and Uvac (both on Bosnian side), the Uvac empties into the Lim, north of the city of Priboj
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The Uvac drains an area of 1,310 km², belongs to the Black Sea
Black Sea
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 drainage basin
Drainage basin
A drainage basin is an extent or an area of land where surface water from rain and melting snow or ice converges to a single point, usually the exit of the basin, where the waters join another waterbody, such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea, or ocean...

, and its not navigable. Its average discharge at the mouth is 18 m³/s.
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