Dnieper River facts for kids
|Ukrainian: Дніпро (Dnipro)
Belarusian: Дняпро (Dniapro)
Russian: Днепр (Dnieper)
|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|
|- location||Valdai Hills, Russia|
|Length||2,290 km (1,423 mi)|
|Basin||516,300 km² (199,345 sq mi)|
|- average||1,670 m³/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.
Images for kids
Ice in the Dnepr by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1872
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