Svislach (Neman)

Svislach or Śvislač[1] (Belarusian: Свíслач, pronounced [ˈsʲvʲisɫatʂ] (listen)), Polish: Świsłocz), or Svisloch (Russian: Свислочь), is a river in Grodno Oblast, Belarus, a left tributary of Neman.[2] A stretch of it runs along the Belarus–Poland border.

Svislach
Świsłocz
Svislach River Rzeka Świsłocz widziana z kolejowego mostu granicznego na linii 37.JPG
Svislach by the Belarus-Poland border
Location
CountryBelarus, Poland
Physical characteristics
Mouth 
 • location
Neman
 • coordinates
53°30′26″N 24°03′59″E / 53.5072°N 24.0664°E / 53.5072; 24.0664Coordinates: 53°30′26″N 24°03′59″E / 53.5072°N 24.0664°E / 53.5072; 24.0664
Basin features
ProgressionNemanBaltic Sea

The source of the river is near the town Svislach,[2] in the South-West of Grodno Region, Belarus. It flows first in west direction, and turns north, following the Polish border, near the village Dublany. Near Ozierany Małe it leaves the border and flows northeast to its confluence with the Neman at the small town Svislach, southeast of Grodno. Some of its tributaries are Odła and Usnarka.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ official transliteration
  2. ^ a b Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich, Vol. XI, p 718