The Styr River (Ukrainian: Стир; Belarusian: Стыр; Russian: Стырь) is right tributary of the Pripyat River, with a length of 494 km. Its basin area is 13,100 km2 located in historical region of Volhynia.[1][2][3]

Река Стырь в Кузнецовске летом.JPG
Styr near Varash
Native nameСтир / Стыр
CountryUkraine, Belarus
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationLviv Oblast, Ukraine
 ⁃ location
Pripyat River
Length494 km (307 mi)
Basin size13,100 km2 (5,100 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionPripetDnieperDnieper–Bug estuaryBlack Sea

The Styr River begins near Brody, in the Ukrainian Oblast of Lviv, then flows into the Rivne Oblast, Volyn Oblast, then into the Belarusian voblast of Brest where it finally flows into the Pripyat.

During the Khmelnytskyi Uprising, in 1651 at Styr river took place important battle of Berestechko between armies of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Cossacks of Khmelnytskyi.[4]

During 1915–1916, the Styr river was the front line between the Austro-Hungarian and Imperial Russian armies.[5][6]

The river was also a barrier to the German invasion on June 22, 1941 during Operation Barbarossa on the South-Western Front.

Notable settlements located on the river are Lutsk, Staryi Chortoryisk and Varash.




  1. ^ Izsák Tibor (2007). Ukrajna természeti földrajza (pdf) (in Hungarian). II. Rákóczi Ferenc Kárpátaljai Magyar Főiskola. p. 95. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  2. ^ "NÉVJEGYZÉK-SZÓTÁR az UKRAJNA TERMÉSZETI FÖLDRAJZA tantárgyhoz" (pdf) (in Hungarian). II. Rákóczi Ferenc Kárpátaljai Magyar Főiskola. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  3. ^ "Стырь" (in Russian). Большая Советская Энциклопедия. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  4. ^ Hrushevsky, M. (2004). The Cossack Age, 1650–1653. History of Ukraine-Rus. Volume Nine, Book One. Toronto: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. pp. 304–305. ISBN 1895571227.
  5. ^ Marian Feldman (2009). From Warsaw, Through Łuck, Siberia, and Back to Warsaw. Lulu Inc. p. 32. ISBN 9780557093731.
  6. ^ Churchill, Miller, and Reynolds (2016). "XXIII". The Story of the Great War, Volume 4: The World War. VM eBooks.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

Coordinates: 52°06′27″N 26°34′58″E / 52.1076°N 26.5829°E / 52.1076; 26.5829