The Lavant is a river in the Austrian state of Carinthia, a left tributary of the Drava. It lends its name to the Lavanttal valley as well as to the Lavanttal Alps.
The river originates in the small Lake Lavant at the southern slope of the Zirbitzkogel mountain in Styria, at a height of 2,053 m . It then runs southeastwards and after 11.2 kilometres reaches the border with Carinthia. The river flows down the Lavanttal with the towns of Bad Sankt Leonhard, Wolfsberg and Sankt Andrä, until it reaches the Drava shortly before it crosses the border to Slovenia.
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