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This article is about the River Hron. For the Rector of Prag-Suchdol see Jan Hron Hron (lang-de Gran, lang-hu Garam, lang-la Granus) is a 298 km long left tributary of the Danube and the second longest river in Slovakia. It flows from its source located in the Low Tatra mountains (under Kráľova hoľa) through central and southern Slovakia, pouring into the Danube near Štúrovo and Esztergom. Major cities and towns situated on the Hron are Brezno, Banská Bystrica, Sliač, Zvolen, Žiar nad Hronom, Žarnovica, Nová Baňa, Tlmače, Levice, Želiezovce, and Štúrovo.
The river's basin covers approximately 11% of Slovakia's territory.


The name of the river was mentioned for the first time in 170, when Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote his Meditations at the Hron (Latin: Granova) river. The first recorded medieval name was Gron (1075). From the 17th century until the 1930s, the river was used for wood transport.


garam in Czech: Hron
garam in Danish: Hron
garam in German: Hron
garam in Spanish: Río Hron
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garam in Hebrew: חרון
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garam in Romanian: Râul Hron
garam in Russian: Грон
garam in Slovak: Hron
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