Mur (mŏr) [key], Hung., Slovenian, and Croatian Mura mōˈrä, river, c.300 mi (480 km) long, rising in the Hohe Tauern, S central Austria. It flows NE to Bruck, where it receives the Mürz River, its chief tributary. Turning southeast, it flows past Graz (the head of navigation) and through NE Slovenia along the Slovenian-Croatian and Croatian-Hungarian borders to the Drava River. Used for power production and the transportation of raw materials, the river has attracted many industries to its banks.
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