Inhulets River

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Inhulets, Інгулець
Mündung der Saksahan in die Inhulez in Krywyj Rih 3.JPG
Location
CountryUkraine
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationKirovohrad Oblast, Ukraine
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Dnieper River
Length557 km (346 mi)[1]
Basin size14,460 km2 (5,580 sq mi)[1]

The Inhulets (Ukrainian: Інгулець) or Ingulets (Russian: Ингуле́ц) is a river, a right tributary of the Dnieper River, which flows through Ukraine. It has a length of 557 km and a drainage basin of 14,460 km².[1]

The Inhulets has its source in the Dnieper Upland in a ravine (balka) to the west from village Topylo,[1] Znamianka Raion in the Ukrainian province of Kirovohrad, about 30 km away from the Dnieper river itself, to which it flows parallel. The Inhulets then turns south, where it flows through the Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, and Mykolaiv Oblasts, before finally flowing approx. 30 km east of the city of Kherson into the Dnieper. The river flows through southern spurs of the Dnieper Uplands and then the over the Black Sea Lowland.[1] Upper portion of the Inhulets basin lays with forest steppe zone, lower – within the Pontic steppe.[1]

While flowing near the city of Kryvyi Rih, the course of the river has created many small islands, which have a rich vegetation. However, the vegetation is impaired by the high level of contamination of the river, due to the nearby mining industry.

Important tributaries of the Inhulets river are the Saksahan River and the Vysun River. Urban localities located on the river include Kryvyi Rih, Shyroke, Inhulets, and Snihurivka.

There is a professional football team in Ukraine which is named after the river as FC Inhulets Petrove.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Zelenska, L., Demianov, V. Inhulets (ІНГУЛЕ́ЦЬ). Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine. 2011

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Coordinates: 46°41′03″N 32°48′45″E / 46.6842°N 32.8125°E / 46.6842; 32.8125