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Dnieper

longest river of Ukraine and Belarus
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The Dnieper River is one of the major rivers in Europe. It flows from Russia, through Belarus and Ukraine, to the Black Sea. It is fourth largest by length in Europe. Its total length is 2,285 kilometres (1,420 mi). 485 km (301 mi) is in Russia, 595 km (370 mi) is in Belarus, and 1,095 km (680 mi) is in Ukraine. Its basin covers 504,000 square kilometres (195,000 sq mi). 289,000 km2 (112,000 sq mi) is in Ukraine. In antiquity, it was known to the Greeks as the Borysthenes.

Dnieper
Russian: Днепр (Dnepr)
Belarusian: Дняпро (Dnyapro)
Ukrainian: Дніпро (Dnipro)
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The Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine
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Dnieper River drainage basin
Location
CountryRussia, Belarus, Ukraine
CitiesDorogobuzh, Smolensk, Mogilev, Kiev, Cherkasy, Dnipro, Zaporizhia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationValdai Hills, Russia
 - coordinates55°52′00″N 33°41′00″E / 55.86667°N 33.68333°E / 55.86667; 33.68333
 - elevation220 m (720 ft)
MouthDnieper Delta
 - locationUkraine
 - coordinates46°30′00″N 32°20′00″E / 46.50000°N 32.33333°E / 46.50000; 32.33333Coordinates: 46°30′00″N 32°20′00″E / 46.50000°N 32.33333°E / 46.50000; 32.33333
 - elevation0 m (0 ft)
Length2,201 km (1,368 mi)
Basin size504,000 km2 (195,000 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - locationKherson
 - average1,670 m3/s (59,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - leftSozh, Desna, Trubizh, Supiy, Sula, Psel, Vorskla, Samara, Konka, Bilozerka
 - rightDrut, Berezina, Prypiat, Teteriv, Irpin, Stuhna, Ros, Tiasmyn, Bazavluk, Inhulets
Protection status
Official nameDnieper River Floodplain
Designated29 May 2014
Reference no.2244[1]

The river is part of the Quagga mussel's native range.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Dnieper River Floodplain". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.

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