List of rivers of Ukraine

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This is a list of the major rivers that flow through Ukraine.

Ukraine has around 23,000 rivers. The most notable rivers of Ukraine include: Dnieper, Dniester, Southern Buh, and Siversky Donets. The longest river is Dnieper, the longest tributary is the Dnieper's tributary Desna. Two of the Danube's tributaries in Ukraine Prut and Tysa are longer than the main river within Ukraine.

A NASA satellite image of the Dnieper and its tributaries.
The Dnieper River passes through many cities — notably Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. In Kiev, more than seven bridges cross the river.
A map of the Southern Buh flowing through Ukraine (in Lithuanian).
Kalmius river, Donetsk

List of major rivers in Ukraine[edit]

Listed are rivers over 150 km (93 mi) long. Length is in kilometers.

Name Name
(cyrillic)
Length
(in Ukraine)
Length
(total)
Drainage area Basin
Dnieper Дніпро 981 2201 291,400 Dnieper-Bug Estuary
Southern Buh Південний Буг 806 806 63,700 Dnieper-Bug Estuary
Dniester Дністер 705 1362 72,100 Black Sea
Siversky Donets Сіверський Донець 672 1053 98,900 Don
Desna Десна 591 1130 88,900 Dnieper
Horyn Горинь 577 [1] 659[1] 27,010[1] Prypiat
Inhulets Інгулець 549 549 14,870 Dnieper
Psel Псел 526 717 22,800 Dnieper
Sluch Случ 451 451 13,800 Horyn
Styr Стир 445 494 13,100 Prypiat
Western Bug Західний Буг 401 831 73,500 Narew [Narva]
Teteriv Тетерів 385 385 15,300 Dnieper
Sula Сула 365 365 19,600 Dnieper
Inhul Інгул 354 354 9,890 Southern Buh
Vorskla Ворскла 348 464 14,700 Dnieper
Ros Рось 346 346 12,600 Dnieper
Oril Оріль 346[2] 346[2] 9,800[2] Dnieper
Udai Удай 327[2] 327[2] 7,030[2] Sula
Vovcha Вовча 323[2] 323[2] 13,300[2] Samara
Samara Самара 320 320 22,600 Dnieper
Khorol Хорол 308[2] 308[2] 3,870[2] Psel
Prut Прут 272 967 27,500 Danube
Prypiat Прип'ять 261 761 121,000 Dnieper
Uzh Уж 256[2] 256[2] 8,080[2] Prypiat
Zbruch Збруч 244 244 3,400 Dniester
Seret Серет 242 242 3,900[3] Dniester
Stryi Стрий 232 232 3,060[4] Dniester
Seim Сейм 222[5] 748[5] 27,500 Desna
Aidar Айдар 213[6] 264[6] 7,420 Siversky Donets
Kalmius Кальміус 209[2] 209[2] 5,070[2] Sea of Azov
Salhir Салгир 204[7] 204[7] 3,750[7] Syvash
Tysa Тиса 201 966 11,300[2] Danube
Vysun Висунь 201[2] 201[2] 2,670[2] Inhulets
Oster Остер 199[2] 201[2] 2,950[2] Desna
Luhan Лугань 198[2] 198[2] 3,740[2] Siversky Donets
Molochna Молочна 197[2] 197[2] 3,450[2] Sea of Azov
Snov Снов 190[2] 253[2] Desna
Stokhid Стохід 188[2] 188[2] 3,150[2] Prypiat
Turija Турія 184[2] 184[2] 2,800[2] Prypiat
Oskil Оскiл 177[2] 472[2] Siversky Donets
Danube Дунай 174[2] 2900[2] Black Sea
Ubort Уборть 171[2] 292[2] Prypiat
Krynka Кринка 170[2] 180[2] Mius River
Smotrych Смотрич 168[2] 168[2] 1,800[2] Dniester
Hirsky Tikych Гірський Тікич 167[2] 167[2] 3,510[2] Hnylyi Tikych
Velyka Vys Велика Вись 166[2] 166[2] 2,860[2] Synyukha
Murafa Мурафа 163[2] 163[2] 2,410[2] Dniester
Irpin Ірпінь 162 [2] 162 [2] 3,340[2] Dnieper
Tiasmyn Тясмин 160[2] 160[2] 4,540[2] Dnieper
Bazavluk Базавлук 157[2] 157[2] 4,200[2] Dnieper
Hnylyi Tikych Гнилий Тікич 157[2] 157[2] 3,150[2] Synyukha
Ikva Іква 156[2] 156[2] 2,250[2] Styr
Chychyklia Чичиклія 156[2] 156[2] 2,120[2] Southern Buh
Tylihul Тилігул 154 [2] 154 [2] 3,300[2] Black Sea
Derkul Деркул 153[2] 163[2] Siversky Donets
Stvyha Ствига 66[2] 178[2] 5,440[2] Prypiat
Velykyi Kuyalnyk Великий Куяльник 150[2] 150[2] 1,860[2] Black Sea
Black Sea basin
  •   Dnieper's tributaries
  •   Southern Buh's tributaries
  •   Dniester's tributaries
  •   Danube's tributaries
  •   Black Sea estuaries' tributaries
Sea of Azov basin
  •   Siversky Donets' tributaries
  •   Kalmius's tributaries
  •   Salhir's tributaries
  •   Mius' tributaries
Baltic Sea basin
  •   Western Bug's tributaries


Trivia[edit]

The most water in Ukraine is carried by Dnieper. Its annual drainage volume is 52.42 km3 (12.58 cu mi). The only other river that has higher drainage volume is the Danube which running through the Central Europe within Ukraine stretches only for 174 km (108 mi). The average annual drainage of the Danube is around 123 km3 (30 cu mi).

The deepest river of Ukraine is Dniester. In its mid stream between Pyzhniv village and Mohyliv-Podilsky through the Dniester canyon (Podillia Upland) the river narrows to 1.5 km (0.93 mi) in width and deepens up to 10 m (33 ft).

The biggest water amount among distributaries is carried by the Chilia branch.

The biggest river delta in Ukraine belongs to Dnieper and has area of 350 km2 (140 sq mi), while the Danube Delta within Ukraine is only 120 km2 (46 sq mi).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Chapter 3. Quantitative characteristics of surface waters
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj Division of the small rivers amount in basin of major river of Ukraine
  3. ^ Seret at Yandex
  4. ^ Stryi at Yandex
  5. ^ a b Rivers, lakes, and swamps of the Chernihiv land
  6. ^ a b Ecological passport of the Luhansk Oblast
  7. ^ a b c Salhir at Yandex

Further reading[edit]

(Copies of the works are available at the Electronic library "Chtyvo")

  • Shvets, H., Drozd, N., Levchenko, S. Catalog of rivers of the Ukrainian SSR. Kyiv: "Publishing of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR", 1957.
  • Klymenko, V. Hydrology of Ukraine. Kharkiv: "Karazin National University publishing", 2010.

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