Polesian Lowland

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Polesian Lowland
Part of the cross-border region of Polesia
Polesie region of Eastern Europe marked in dark green. One of the largest forest areas on the continent
Polesie region of Eastern Europe marked in dark green. One of the largest forest areas on the continent
CountriesUkraine, Belarus, Russia and Poland

The Polesian Lowland is a lowland in the southwestern portion of the East European Plain in the drainage basins of several rivers including the Dnieper, Prypiat and Desna. It stretches along the Belarus–Ukraine border. The eastern part of the lowland extends into Bryansk Oblast in the Russian Federation.

The lowland has an area of 270,000 km2 (100,000 sq mi). The Polesian Lowland is characterised by predominance of sandy lowlands with large, mostly swampy valleys. Its average elevation is 150–200 m (490–660 ft), while its maximum elevation is 316 m (1,037 ft) (Ovruch Ridge).[1]

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  1. ^ О. М. Маринич, Polesian Lowland (Poliska nizovina) at Ukrainian Soviet Encyclopedia (Internet Archive).