Kharkiv River

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Kharkiv River
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Kharkiv River in the center of Kharkiv
Country Russia, Ukraine
Basin
Main source Belgorod Oblast, Russia
160 m (520 ft)
River mouth Lopan River
Basin size 1,160 km2 (450 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 71 km (44 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    2.62 m3/s (93 cu ft/s)

Kharkiv or Kharkov (Ukrainian: Ха́рків, Russian: Харьков) is a river in Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine, a left tributary of the Lopan River.[1] It originates from the town of Oktyabrsky in Belgorod Oblast, Russia and it falls into Lopan River in the city of Kharkiv.

The Kharkiv River may have given the city of Kharkiv its name.[2] The river is also known as a place for people who enjoy cold-water swimming known as morzhei or "walruses" to swim.[3]

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  1. ^ "Kharkiv Oblast". Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Katchanovski, Ivan; Kohut, Zenon E.; Nebesio, Bohdan Y.; Yurkevich, Myroslav (2013). Historical Dictionary of Ukraine. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 253. ISBN 9780810878471. 
  3. ^ Evans, Andrew (2010). Ukraine (3rd ed.). Bucks, England: Bradt Travel Guides, Ltd. p. 407. ISBN 9781841623115. 

Coordinates: 49°59′07″N 36°13′26″E / 49.9853°N 36.2239°E / 49.9853; 36.2239