Samara River (Dnieper)

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Samara River
Country Ukraine
Basin features
River mouth Dnieper River
Basin size 22,600 km2 (8,700 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
  • Average rate:
    20 m3/s (710 cu ft/s)

The Samara (Ukrainian: Самара) is a river in Ukraine, a left tributary of the river Dnieper. The city of Dnipropetrovsk is located near the confluence of Dnieper and Samara.

The river has a length of 320 km and a drainage basin of 22,600 km². The water quantities are variable, mainly because the river is fed by the spring thaw. The width of the river varies between 40 and 60 meters, with 300 m being the maximum.

The most important tributaries of the Samara River are the Vovotscha River and the Byk River.

The largest cities on the river are Ternivka and Novomoskovsk.

Coordinates: 48°28′51″N 35°09′13″E / 48.48083°N 35.15361°E / 48.48083; 35.15361