Kharkiv (river)

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The Kharkiv or Kharkov (Ukrainian: Ха́рків, Russian: Харьков) is a river in Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine, a left tributary of the Lopan.[1] It originates from the town of Oktyabrsky in Belgorod Oblast, Russia and it falls into Lopan in the city of Kharkiv.

Kharkiv
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The river Kharkiv in the center of Kharkiv
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Location
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationBelgorod Oblast, Russia
 • elevation160 m (520 ft)
MouthLopan
 • location
Kharkiv, Ukraine
 • coordinates
49°59′07″N 36°13′26″E / 49.9853°N 36.2239°E / 49.9853; 36.2239Coordinates: 49°59′07″N 36°13′26″E / 49.9853°N 36.2239°E / 49.9853; 36.2239
Length71 km (44 mi)
Basin size1,160 km2 (450 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average2.62 m3/s (93 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionLopanUdyDonetsDonSea of Azov

The river Kharkiv may have given the city of Kharkiv its name.[2] The river is also known as a place for people who enjoy cold-water swimming known as morzhei or "walruses" to swim.[3]

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  1. ^ "Kharkiv Oblast". Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  2. ^ Ivan Katchanovski; Kohut, Zenon E.; Nebesio, Bohdan Y.; Yurkevich, Myroslav (2013). Historical Dictionary of Ukraine. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 253. ISBN 9780810878471.
  3. ^ Evans, Andrew (2010). Ukraine (3rd ed.). Bucks, England: Bradt Travel Guides, Ltd. p. 407. ISBN 9781841623115.