The Cibin in Romania
|location||Transylvania , Romania|
|Drain over||Olt → Danube → Black Sea|
|source||In Gura Râului in Cindrel Mountains|
|muzzle||At Tălmaciu in the Olt
|Height difference||1620 m|
|Bottom slope||20 ‰|
|Catchment area||2184 km²|
||14.7 m³ / s
|Left tributaries||Sălişte , Hârtibaciu|
|Communities||Gura Râului , Orlat , Cristian , Șelimbăr|
On the upper reaches of the Zibin in Gura Râului
The Cibin (German Zibin , Transylvanian-Saxon : Zebeng , Hungarian Szeben ) is an 82 kilometer long right tributary of the Alt (Romanian Olt ) in Transylvania . According to one of several theories, the German name of the country "Transylvania" is derived from the Hungarian name of the zibin - "Szeben".
Its headwaters are the Zibins Mountains (Rum. Munții Cindrel ) in the Romanian Southern Carpathians. It has two source rivers, the Râul Mare (German for large river ) and the Râul Mic (German for small river ). After the union of these two source rivers, the Cibin flows through the Gura Râului reservoir . At Talmesch (Roman. Tălmaciu ) it flows into the Olt.