Ros River

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Ros' River
Origin Ordyntsi, Ukraine
Mouth Kremenchuk Reservoir
Basin countries Ukraine
Length 346 km (215 mi)
Source elevation  
Avg. discharge  
Basin area 12,575 km²

Ros (Ukrainian: Рось; Russian: Рось, Ros’) is a river in Ukraine, 346 km in length, a right tributary of the Dnieper river. The Ros river finds its source in the village of Ordyntsi in Pohrebyschenskyi Raion, Vinnytsia Oblast.

Some historians have suggested the possibility that the name of the Kievan Rus', the old East Slavic state, may have originated from the name of the Ros river, the theory referred to as the antinormanist theory of the origin of Rus'.

Cities and towns on the Ros'[edit]

Ros river on a map from the mid-1600s.

Coordinates: 49°38′11″N 31°38′10″E / 49.63639°N 31.63611°E / 49.63639; 31.63611