Svislach (Berezina)

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Svislach, Śvisłač
The River Svislach in Minsk, Belarus.jpg
Śvisłač in downtown Minsk
Location
CountryBelarus
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationHrodna Region
Mouth 
 • location
Berezina
 • coordinates
53°25′35″N 28°58′58″E / 53.4263°N 28.9828°E / 53.4263; 28.9828Coordinates: 53°25′35″N 28°58′58″E / 53.4263°N 28.9828°E / 53.4263; 28.9828
Length327 km (203 mi)
Basin size5,160 km2 (1,990 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average30 m3/s (1,100 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionBerezinaDnieperDnieper–Bug estuaryBlack Sea

The Svislach or Śvislač[1] (Belarusian: Сьвіслач, pronounced [ˈsʲvʲisɫatʂ] (About this soundlisten)), or Svisloch (Russian: Свислочь), is a river in Belarus, a right tributary of the river Berezina. It is 327 kilometres (203 mi) long, and has a drainage basin of 5,160 square kilometres (1,990 sq mi).[2] The name is derived from the root -visl- 'flowing,' of Indo-European origin (compare the Vistula River).[3]

Śvisłač flows through Minsk, the capital of Belarus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ official transliteration
  2. ^ a b Свислочь (река, приток р. Березины), Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  3. ^ E.M. Pospelov, Geograficheskie nazvaniya mira (Moscow, 1998), p. 372.

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