Psel River

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Psel, Псeл
Река Псёл у села Самарино 03.JPG
Country Russia, Ukraine
Physical characteristics
Main source Kursk Oblast, Russia
River mouth Dnieper River
Length 717 km (446 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 22,800 km2 (8,800 sq mi)

The Psel (Russian: Псёл, translit. Psyol; Ukrainian: Псeл, Псьол, Псло, translit. Psel, Ps'ol, Pslo) is a river, a left tributary of the Dnipro River, which flows through Russia and Ukraine.

The Psel has a length of 717 kilometres (446 mi) and a drainage basin of 22,800 square kilometres (8,800 sq mi). The river's right bank is high and steep, unlike the low, left bank. Its periods of freezing range from the end of November till the middle of March.

Important tributaries of the river include: (R): Sudzha, Grun', and Khorol; (L): Pena, Grun'-Tashan', and Goltva.

Cities and towns located on the river are: Sumy, Ukraine, the administrative center of the Sumy Oblast; Oboyan, Kursk Oblast, Russia; and Hadyach, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The fauna on the riversides of the Psel includes hares, foxes, deer and wild boar, beavers. There are a great variety of birds, such as wild duck, gray heron. Along the riversides there are forest areas, are predominantly deciduous trees. There are also conifers on the sandy areas of the bank. There are also numerous meadows.

In the river there are about 50 species of fish such as crucian, bream, tench, roach, etc. There are also catfish, pike, perch.

Coordinates: 49°01′16″N 33°32′03″E / 49.02111°N 33.53417°E / 49.02111; 33.53417