Svislach River

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Svislach River
The River Svislach in Minsk, Belarus.jpg
Svislach in downtown Minsk
Country Belarus
Basin features
Main source Grodno Region, Belarus
River mouth Biarezina
Basin size 5,160 km2 (1,990 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 327 km (203 mi)
  • Average rate:
    30 m3/s (1,100 cu ft/s)

Svislach (Belarusian: Свíслач, pronounced [ˈsʲvʲisɫatʂ]) or Svisloch (Russian: Свислочь) is a river in Belarus, a right tributary of the Biarezina river. It is 327 km in length. The name is derived from the root -visl- 'flowing,' of Indo-European origin (compare the Vistula River).[1]

Svislach flows through Minsk, the capital of Belarus.


  1. ^ E.M. Pospelov, Geograficheskie nazvaniya mira (Moscow, 1998), p. 372.

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Coordinates: 53°54′39″N 27°33′14″E / 53.910833°N 27.553889°E / 53.910833; 27.553889