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Ukrainian: Дніпро (Dnipro)
Belarusian: Дняпро (Dniapro)
Russian: Днепр (Dnieper)
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The Dnieper River seen from atop a hill in Kyiv, Ukraine
Countries Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
 - left Sozh, Desna, Trubizh, Supiy, Sula, Psel, Vorskla, Samara, Konka, Bilozerka
 - right Drut, Berezina, Prypiat, Teteriv, Irpin, Stuhna, Ros, Tiasmyn, Bazavluk, Inhulets
Cities Dorogobuzh, Smolensk, Mahilyow, Kyiv, Cherkasy, Dnipropetrovsk
Source Glaciers
 - location Valdai Hills, Russia
Mouth Dnieper Delta
Length 2,290 km (1,423 mi)
Basin 516,300 km² (199,345 sq mi)
Discharge for Kherson
 - average 1,670 /s (58,975 cu ft/s)

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.

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

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