Poltva River

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Poltva River
Park Pohulanka.JPG
Country Ukraine
Basin features
Main source Lviv, Ukraine
River mouth Bug River
Basin size 1,440 km2 (560 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 60 km (37 mi)

The Poltva River (Ukrainian: Полтва; Polish: Pełtew) is a river in the western Ukrainian Oblast of Lviv and a tributary of the Bug River. The Poltva valley cuts between the Podilian Plateau and Roztichia.[1] The capital of the Lviv Oblast, Lviv, is located on the river.[2] In the 19th century the river was included into the underground sewer system of Lviv.[3]

The river has faced significant problems with pollution.[4]


  1. ^ Kubiĭovych, Volodymyr (1963). Ukraine, a Concise Encyclopedia. Ukrainian National Association. p. 85. 
  2. ^ Struk, Danylo Husar (1993). Encyclopedia of Ukraine. University of Toronto Press. p. 218. 
  3. ^ Voloshchuk, Mykhaĭlo; Minosi︠a︡n, Maksym (1993). Lʹviv: The Undiscovered Jewel : a Comprehensive Guide for the Tourist. Kamenyar. p. 27. ISBN 978-5-7745-0578-4. 
  4. ^ Nałęcz, Tomasz (7 April 2012). Transboundary Aquifers in the Eastern Borders of The European Union: Regional Cooperation for Effective Management of Water Resources. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 67. ISBN 978-94-007-3948-2. 

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Coordinates: 49°57′34″N 24°37′20″E / 49.9594°N 24.6222°E / 49.9594; 24.6222