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The Pripyat
Pripyat
River or Prypiat River (Ukrainian: Прип’ять Prypyat′, pronounced [ˈprɪpjɑtʲ]; Belarusian: Прыпяць Prypiać, [ˈprɨpʲat͡sʲ]; Polish: Prypeć, [ˈprɨpɛtɕ]; Russian: Припять Pripyat′, [ˈprʲipʲɪtʲ]) is a river in Eastern Europe, approximately 761 km (473 mi) long.[1] It flows east through Ukraine, Belarus, and Ukraine
Ukraine
again, draining into the Dnieper.

Contents

1 Overview 2 Name etymology 3 See also 4 Books 5 References 6 External links

Overview[edit] The Pripyat
Pripyat
passes through the exclusion zone established around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The city of Prypiat, Ukraine (population 45,000) was completely evacuated after the Chernobyl disaster. Pripyat
Pripyat
has catchment area of 121,000 km2 (47,000 sq mi), 50,900 km2 (19,700 sq mi) of which are in Belarus. 495 km (308 mi) of the whole river length lies within territory of Belarus.[1] Name etymology[edit] Max Vasmer
Max Vasmer
in his etymological dictionary notes that the historical name of the river mentioned in the earliest East Slavic document, Primary Chronicle
Primary Chronicle
is Pripet (Припеть) and cites the opinion of other linguists that the name meant "tributary", comparing with Greek and Latin roots. He also rejects some opinions which were improperly based on the stem -пять, rather than original -петь.[2] It might also derive from the local word pripech used for a river with sandy banks.[3] See also[edit]

Pripyat
Pripyat
Marshes Pripyat
Pripyat
(city) Chernobyl disaster Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Books[edit]

(in Russian, English and Polish) Ye.N.Meshechko, A.A.Gorbatsky (2005) Belarusian Polesye: Tourist Transeuropean Water Mains, Minsk, Four Quarters, (in Belorussian, Russian and English) T.A.Khvagina (2005) POLESYE from the Bug to the Ubort, Minsk Vysheysha shkola, ISBN 985-06-1153-7.

References[edit]

^ a b "Main Geographic Characteristics of the Republic of Belarus. Main characteristics of the largest rivers of Belarus". Land of Ancestors. Data of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus. 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2013.  ^ Max Vasmer, Etymological dictionary of the Russian language, article "Припять" in Russian translation ^ Room, Adrian (1997). Placenames of the World. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. 

External links[edit] Media related to Pripyat
Pripyat
River at Wikimedia Commons

Pripyat: Radioactive pollution, 2003

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Dnieper
Dnieper
River

Tributaries1

Drut Berezina Sozh Pripyat Horyn Sluch Ubort Teteriv Irpin Desna Stuhna Trubizh Ros Tiasmyn Supiy Sula Pslo Vorskla Samara Konka Bilozerka Bazavluk Inhulets Zolotonoshka River

Reservoirs

Chernobyl Reservoir Dnieper Kakhovka Kamianske Kaniv Kiev Kremenchuk

Hydroelectric stations

Dnieper Kakhovka Kaniv Kiev
Kiev
HPP Kiev
Kiev
PSP Kremenchuk Middle Dnieper

Canals

North Crimean Dnieper
Dnieper
- Donbas Main Kakhovka Magistrale Dnieper
Dnieper
- Kryvyi Rih Dnieper
Dnieper
- Inhulets

Cities

Dorogobuzh Smolensk Mahilyow Kiev Cherkasy Dnipro

1 Italics indicate left tributaries

Coordinates: 51°09′31″N 30°29′27″E / 51.15861°N 30.49083°E / 51.15861; 30.49083

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 238761169 GND: 4473387-2

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