The Inhulets (Ukrainian: Інгулець) is a river, a right tributary of the Dnieper, that flows through Ukraine. It has a length of 557 km and a drainage basin of 14,460 km².[2]

Inhulets, Інгулець
Mündung der Saksahan in die Inhulez in Krywyj Rih 3.JPG
The boat station (built in 1957) at the confluence with the Saksahan river in Kryvyi Rih
EtymologyTurkic iyen-kul, "wide lake"[1]
Physical characteristics
 • locationKirovohrad Oblast, Ukraine
 • location
 • coordinates
46°41′03″N 32°48′45″E / 46.6842°N 32.8125°E / 46.6842; 32.8125Coordinates: 46°41′03″N 32°48′45″E / 46.6842°N 32.8125°E / 46.6842; 32.8125
Length557 km (346 mi)[2]
Basin size14,460 km2 (5,580 sq mi)[2]
Basin features
ProgressionDnieperDnieper–Bug estuaryBlack Sea

The Inhulets has its source in the Dnieper Upland in a ravine (balka) to the west from village Topylo,[2] Kropyvnytskyi Raion in the Ukrainian province of Kirovohrad, about 30 km away from the Dnieper river itself, to which it flows parallel. The Inhulets then turns south, where it flows through Kryvbas Iron Ore Basin, and the Kherson and Mykolaiv Oblasts, before finally flowing into the Dnieper about 30 km east of the city of Kherson. The river flows through southern spurs of the Dnieper Uplands and then the over the Black Sea Lowland.[2] The upper portion of the Inhulets basin is in the forest steppe zone, the lower part within the Pontic steppe.[2]

While flowing near the city of Kryvyi Rih, the course of the river has created many small islands, which have a rich vegetation. However, the vegetation is impaired by the high level of contamination of the river, due to the nearby iron ore mining industry.

Urban localities located on the river include Oleksandriia, Kryvyi Rih, Shyroke, Inhulets (former city merged with Kryvyi Rih), and Snihurivka.

FC Inhulets Petrove is a professional football team in Ukraine that is named after the river.



  1. ^ Schevchuk, V. Y. (July 29, 2005). Preserving the Dnipro River: Harmony, History and Rehabilitation. IDRC. ISBN 9781552501382 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Zelenska, L., Demianov, V. Inhulets (ІНГУЛЕ́ЦЬ). Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine. 2011

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