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Encyclopedia > Desna (river)
Origin Russia
Mouth Dnieper
Basin countries Russia, Ukraine
Length 1,130 km (702 mi)
Source elevation  
Avg. discharge  
Basin area  

Desna (Десна́) is a river in Russia and Ukraine, left tributary of the Dnieper. The word means "right hand" in Old East Slavic language. The River Desna is 1,130 km long (702 mi). This article is about the river. ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (yellow outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (blue lines) of a contiguous area. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... The River Thames in London River running into Harrietville Trout Farm A river is a large natural waterway. ... A tributary (or confluent/affluent) is a stream or river which flows into another river (a parent river) or body of water but which may not flow directly into the sea. ... This article is about the river. ... Old East Slavic language is one name for a language spoken between the 10th and 14th centuries in Kievan Rus and its successor states, the ancestor of the modern East Slavic languages. ...

Cities and towns on the Desna

The Svensky Monastery is located at the confluence of the Desna and the Svin River. Historic coat of arms of Bryansk (1781). ... Chernihiv or Chernigov is an ancient city in northern Ukraine, the capital of Chernihiv Oblast (province). ... SS. Anthony and Theodosius with the Theotokos Panachrantos, an 11th-century icon from the Svensky Monastery. ...


The Desna has 18 right and 13 left tributaries. The most significant are:

  • Seim
  • Sudost

Dnieper River (Dnepr, Dniapro, or Dnipro)
Map of the drainage basin of the Dnieper.
Tributaries: Drut (R) • Berezina (R) • Sozh (L) • Pripyat (R) • Teteriv (R) • Irpin (R) • Desna (L) • Stuhna (R) • Trubizh (L) • Ros (R) • Tiasmyn (R) • Supiy (L) • Sula (L) • Pslo (L) • Vorskla (L) • Samara (L) • Konka (L) | Bilozerka (L) • Bazavluk (R) • Inhulets (R)
Reservoirs: DnieperDniprodzerzhynskKakhovkaKanivKievKremenchuk
Hydroelectric stations: Dnieper • Dniprodzerzhynsk • Kakhovka • Kaniv • Kiev • Kremenchuk

  Results from FactBites:
Desna River (134 words)
River, the river abruptly widens, splitting into numerous branches.
Oster the Desna continues its course through a low, muddy plain until it reaches the Dnieper.
In Ukraine the width of the river ranges from 60 to 250 m; its average depth is 3 m.
About Ukraine (982 words)
The famous Dnipro River trade route "from the Varangians to the Greeks" ran through Kyiv, and the Zalizny route led to the Sea of Azov as well.
In the 11th century, two monks settled in the hills to the south of the city of Kyiv, and eventually a cave monastery was established in the area.
The Dnipro River is the major river in the country and the third longest in Europe.
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