Kharkiv River

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Kharkiv River
Kharkiv River in the center of Kharkiv
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Physical characteristics
 - locationBelgorod Oblast, Russia
 - elevation160 m (520 ft)
 - locationLopan River
Length71 km (44 mi)
Basin size1,160 km2 (450 sq mi)
 - average2.62 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]


See also[edit]


  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