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Dniester
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Rîbnița and the Dniester river
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Map of the Dniester basin
Country Ukraine, Moldova,
Transnistria (unrecognized)
Cities Tiraspol, Bender, Rîbnița, Drohobych
Physical characteristics
Main source Eastern Beskids (Ukrainian Carpathians)
900 m (3,000 ft)
River mouth Black Sea
Odessa Oblast
0 m (0 ft)
Length 1,362 km (846 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    310 m3/s (11,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 68,627 km2 (26,497 sq mi)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Murafa, Smotrych, Zbruch, Seret, Strypa, Zolota Lypa, Stryi
  • Right:
    Botna, Bîc, Răut, Svicha, Lomnytsia, Ichel
Official name: Lower Dniester
Designated: 20 August 2003
Reference #: 1316
Official name: Dnister River Valley
Designated: 20 March 2019
Reference #: 2388

The River Dniester is a large river of eastern Europe. It starts on the north side of the Carpathian Mountains. It flows through Ukraine, Transnistria and Moldova for 840 miles (1,350 kilometres). It ends at the Black Sea near Odessa. It is the second longest river in Ukraine.

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