Molochna River

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Molochna
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Native name Молочна
Country Ukraine
Basin features
Main source Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine
River mouth Azov Sea
Basin size 3,450 km2 (1,330 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 197 km (122 mi)

Molochna River (Ukrainian: Молочна, Russian: Моло́чная Molochnaya), is a river in the Zaporizhia Oblast of south Ukraine. Literally the name of the river translates as Milky. The river is connected with the German origin Mennonite culture, once based in the southeastern region of Ukraine since 1804 as Molotschna colony which was part of the Russian Empire at that time.

In Antiquity the river was called Gerrhus or Gerrus (Ancient Greek: Γέρρος).

It flows into the Molochnyi Estuary in the Azov Sea. Its length is 197 km and its drainage basin is 3,450 km². A former island in the river contains the archaeological site of Kamyana Mohyla.

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Coordinates: 46°42′05″N 35°17′55″E / 46.7014°N 35.2986°E / 46.7014; 35.2986