Kharkiv River in the center of Kharkiv
|Origin||Belgorod Oblast, Russia|
|Basin countries||Russia, Ukraine|
|Length||71 km (44.4 mi)|
|Source elevation||160 m (533 ft)|
|Avg. discharge||2,62 m³/s (92.5 ft³/s)|
|Basin area||1,160 km² (447.8 mi²)|
Kharkiv or Kharkov (Ukrainian: Ха́рків, Russian: Харьков) is a river in Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine, a left tributary of the Lopan River. It originates from the town of Oktyabrsky in Belgorod Oblast, Russia. The Kharkiv River may have given the city of Kharkiv its name. The river is also known as a place for people who enjoy cold-water swimming known as morzhei or "walruses" to swim.
- "Kharkiv Oblast". Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
- Katchanovski, Ivan; Kohut, Zenon E.; Nebesio, Bohdan Y.; Yurkevich, Myroslav (2013). Historical Dictionary of Ukraine. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 253. ISBN 9780810878471.
- Evans, Andrew (2010). Ukraine (3rd ed.). Bucks, England: Bradt Travel Guides, Ltd. p. 407. ISBN 9781841623115.
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