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Rîbnița and the Dniester river
Dniester map.png
Map of the Dniester basin
CountryUkraine, Moldova,
Transnistria (unrecognized)
CitiesTiraspol, Bender, Rîbnița, Drohobych
Physical characteristics
 - locationEastern Beskids (Ukrainian Carpathians)
 - coordinates49°12′44″N 22°55′40″E / 49.21222°N 22.92778°E / 49.21222; 22.92778
 - elevation900 m (3,000 ft)
MouthBlack Sea
 - locationOdessa Oblast
 - coordinates46°21′0″N 30°14′0″E / 46.35000°N 30.23333°E / 46.35000; 30.23333Coordinates: 46°21′0″N 30°14′0″E / 46.35000°N 30.23333°E / 46.35000; 30.23333
 - elevation0 m (0 ft)
Length1,362 km (846 mi)
Basin size68,627 km2 (26,497 sq mi)
 - average310 m3/s (11,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
 - leftMurafa, Smotrych, Zbruch, Seret, Strypa, Zolota Lypa, Stryi
 - rightBotna, Bîc, Răut, Svicha, Lomnytsia, Ichel
Official nameLower Dniester
Designated20 August 2003
Reference no.1316[2]
Official nameDnister River Valley
Designated20 March 2019
Reference no.2388[3]

The River Dniester is a large river of eastern Europe. It starts on the north side of the Carpathian Mountains. It flows through Ukraine, Transnistria and Moldova for 840 miles (1,350 kilometres). It ends at the Black Sea near Odessa. It is the second longest river in Ukraine.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Entry Display Web Page".
  2. "Lower Dniester". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  3. "Dnister River Valley". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 10 September 2019.

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