The Dnieper estuary or Dnieper liman (Ukrainian: Дніпровський лиман) is an open, brackish estuary on the north coast of the Black Sea, in southern Ukraine. The main port is Ochakiv. The estuary is 55 km long and 17 km wide. Its average depth is 6 m to 7 m; it is at its deepest (12 m) at Stanislav hole.
|Max. length||55 km (34 mi)|
|Max. width||17 km (11 mi)|
|Average depth||6–7 m (20–23 ft)|
|Max. depth||12 m (39 ft)|
The estuary is connected to the Black Sea by the 3.6-km wide strait (between Ochakiv Cape and Kinburn Spit). The southern coast of the estuary is low and sandy; the northern coast is mainly cliffs (about 20 m to 35 m high).