Svislach River

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Svislach River
Svislach River in Minsk.jpg
Svislach in downtown Minsk
Origin Belarus
Mouth Biarezina
Basin countries Belarus
Length 327 km (203 mi)
Source elevation  
Avg. discharge 30 m³/s (1,060 ft³/s)
Basin area 5,160 km² (1,992 mi²)

Svislach (Belarusian: Свíслач, pronounced [ˈsʲvʲisɫatʂ]) or Svisloch (Russian: Свислочь) is a river in Belarus, a right tributary of the Biarezina river. It is 327 km in length. The name is derived from the root -visl- 'flowing,' of Indo-European origin (compare the Vistula River).[1]

Svislach flows through Minsk, the capital of Belarus.


  1. ^ E.M. Pospelov, Geograficheskie nazvaniya mira (Moscow, 1998), p. 372.

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Coordinates: 53°54′39″N 27°33′14″E / 53.910833°N 27.553889°E / 53.910833; 27.553889