List of rivers of Ukraine

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This is a list of the major rivers that flow through Ukraine.

Ukraine has around 23,000 rivers. The most notable rivers of Ukraine include: Dnieper, Dniester, Southern Buh, and Siversky Donets. The longest river is Dnieper, the longest tributary is the Dnieper's tributary Desna. Two of the Danube's tributaries in Ukraine Prut and Tysa are longer than the main river within Ukraine.

A NASA satellite image of the Dnieper and its tributaries.
The Dnieper River passes through many cities — notably Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. In Kiev, more than seven bridges cross the river.
A map of the Southern Buh flowing through Ukraine (in Lithuanian).
Kalmius river, Donetsk

List of major rivers in Ukraine[edit]

Listed are river over 150 km (93 mi) long. Length is in kilometers.

Name Length (total) Drainage area Basin Notes
Dnieper 981 (2201) 291,400 Dnieper-Bug Estuary
Southern Buh 806 (806) 63,700 Dnieper-Bug Estuary
Dniester 705 (1362) 72,100 Black Sea
Siversky Donets 672 (1053) 98,900 Don[disambiguation needed]
Desna 591 (1130) 88,900 Dnieper
Horyn 577 (659)[1] 27,010[1] Prypiat
Inhulets 549 (549) 14,870 Dnieper
Psel 526 (717) 22,800 Dnieper
Sluch 451 (451) 13,800 Horyn
Styr 445 (494) 13,100 Prypiat
Western Bug 401 (831) 73,500 Narew [Narva]
Teteriv 385 (385) 15,300 Dnieper
Sula 365 (365) 19,600 Dnieper
Inhul 354 (354) 9,890 Southern Buh
Vorskla 348 (464) 14,700 Dnieper
Ros 346 (346) 12,600 Dnieper
Oril 346 (346)[2] 9,800[2] Dnieper
Udai 327 (327)[2] 7,030[2] Sula
Vovcha 323 (323)[2] 13,300[2] Samara
Samara 320 (320) 22,600 Dnieper
Khorol 308 (308)[2] 3,870[2] Psel
Prut 272 (967) 27,500 Danube
Prypiat 261 (761) 121,000 Dnieper
Uzh 256 (256)[2] 8,080[2] Prypiat
Zbruch 244 (244) 3,400 Dniester
Seret 242 (242) 3,900[3] Dniester
Stryi 232 (232) 3,060[4] Dniester
Seim 222 (748)[5] 27,500 Desna
Aidar 213 (264)[6] 7,420 Siversky Donets
Kalmius 209 (209)[2] 5,070[2] Sea of Azov
Salhir 204 (204)[7] 3,750[7] Syvash
Tysa 201 (966) 11,300[2] Danube
Vysun 201 (201)[2] 2,670[2] Inhulets
Oster 199 (201)[2] 2,950[2] Desna
Luhan 198 (198)[2] 3,740[2] Siversky Donets
Molochna 197 (197)[2] 3,450[2] Sea of Azov
Snov 190 (253)[2] Desna
Stokhid 188 (188)[2] 3,150[2] Prypiat
Turia 184 (184)[2] 2,800[2] Prypiat
Oskil 177 (472)[2] Siversky Donets
Danube 174 (2900)[2] Black Sea
Ubort 171 (292)[2] Prypiat
Krynka 170 (180)[2] Mius River
Smotrych 168 (168)[2] 1,800[2] Dniester
Hirsky Tikych 167 (167)[2] 3,510[2] Hnylyi Tikych
Velyka Vys 166 (166)[2] 2,860[2] Synyukha
Murafa 163 (163)[2] 2,410[2] Dniester
Irpin 162 (162)[2] 3,340[2] Dnieper
Tiasmyn 160 (160)[2] 4,540[2] Dnieper
Bazavluk 157 (157)[2] 4,200[2] Dnieper
Hnylyi Tikych 157 (157)[2] 3,150[2] Synyukha
Ikva 156 (156)[2] 2,250[2] Styr
Chychyklia 156 (156)[2] 2,120[2] Southern Buh
Tylihul 154 (154)[2] 3,300[2] Black Sea
Derkul 153 (163)[2] Siversky Donets
Stvyha 152 (152)[2] 5,440[2] Prypiat
Velykyi Kuyalnyk 150 (150)[2] 1,860[2] Black Sea
Black Sea basin
  •   Dnieper's tributaries
  •   Southern Buh's tributaries
  •   Dniester's tributaries
  •   Danube's tributaries
  •   Black Sea estuaries' tributaries
Sea of Azov basin
  •   Siversky Donets' tributaries
  •   Kalmius's tributaries
  •   Salhir's tributaries
  •   Mius' tributaries
Baltic Sea basin
  •   Western Bug's tributaries

Trivia[edit]

The most water in Ukraine is carried by Dnieper. Its annual drainage volume is 52.42 km3 (12.58 cu mi). The only other river that has higher drainage volume is the Danube which running through the Central Europe within Ukraine stretches only for 174 km (108 mi). The average annual drainage of the Danube is around 123 km3 (30 cu mi).

The deepest river of Ukraine is Dniester. In its mid stream between Pyzhniv village and Mohyliv-Podilsky through the Dniester canyon (Podillia Upland) the river narrows to 1.5 km (0.93 mi) in width and deepens up to 10 m (33 ft).

The biggest water amount among distributaries is carried by the Chilia branch.

The biggest river delta in Ukraine belongs to Dnieper and has area of 350 km2 (140 sq mi), while the Danube Delta within Ukraine is only 120 km2 (46 sq mi).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chapter 3. Quantitative characteristics of surface waters
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be Division of the small rivers amount in basin of major river of Ukraine
  3. ^ Seret at Yandex
  4. ^ Stryi at Yandex
  5. ^ Rivers, lakes, and swamps of the Chernihiv land
  6. ^ Ecological passport of the Luhansk Oblast
  7. ^ a b Salhir at Yandex

Further reading[edit]

(Copies of the works are available at the Electronic library "Chtyvo")

  • Shvets, H., Drozd, N., Levchenko, S. Catalog of rivers of the Ukrainian SSR. Kyiv: "Publishing of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR", 1957.
  • Klymenko, V. Hydrology of Ukraine. Kharkiv: "Karazin National University publishing", 2010.

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