the Bojana (Albanian: Buna and Bunë) is the short discharge from the Shkodrasee in the Adriati sea. On approximately two thirds of its length of 44 km the Bojana forms the border between Montenegro and Albania.
The Bojana is the second largest supply to the Adria. This water comes to the majority from from the Albanian alps coming in it, which adds still approximately 352 m to the 320 m ³ /s the Bojana ³ /s. The catchment area of the Bojana without in it covers an area at 5.187 km ² approximately around the Shkodrasee, which is surrounded by the Albanian alps in the west by the mountain course of the Lovcen and in the east.
In it is only since soil lowerings in the year 1858 a supply of the Bojana. The terrain changes led to the fact that in it divided and the majority of the Wassermassen looked for itself a new way direction the west to the Bojana. One and a half kilometers below the Shkodrasees unite the two rivers, after in it had just taken up still the small river Kir from the Albanian alps.
The run of the Bojana in the no man's land between Albania and Serbia and Montenegro is still strongly nature-leaves and often swampy. The Mündungsgebiet is partly protected, with its long sand beaches in addition, by routistic interest. The small delta is a bird protected area of international importance. The small island Ada between the Mündungsarmen (called in Albania this very day Ishulli i franc Jozefit) is a popular edge of bathing for FKK - tourists. The island completely lies in Montenegro, since the eastern Mündungsarm forms the border.
With average width of 150 meters and a depth of 3 meters the Bojana is navigable, even if today hardly ships operate. Before the Second World War it served as important route of transportation particularly for goods of the sea ports in Ulcinj after Shkodra. Today the river is crossed only briefly after the withdrawal from the Shkodrasee by a bridge.