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Encyclopedia > Don River, Russia
Don River, Russia
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Origin Russia, Ukraine
Mouth Sea of Azov
Basin countries Russia
Length 1,950 km (1,212 mi)
Source elevation
Avg. discharge
Watershed area 425,600 km² (164,324 mi²)

The Don (Дон) is one of the major rivers of Russia. It rises near Tula, southeast of Moscow, and flows for a distance of about 1,950 km (1,220 miles) to the Sea of Azov. The shallow Sea of Azov is clearly distinguished from the deeper Black Sea. ... A watershed is a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, ocean or wetland. ... The source of a river or stream may be a lake, a spring, or a collection of headwaters. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... A watershed is a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, ocean or wetland. ... Tula (Ту́ла) is an industrial city in the European part of Russia located 165 km to the south of Moscow, on the river Upa, at 54°13′N 37°36′E. Population (1990): approx. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: â–¶ (help· info)) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva. ... The shallow Sea of Azov is clearly distinguished from the deeper Black Sea. ...


From its source, the river first flows southeast to Voronezh, then southwest to its mouth. The main city on the river is Rostov on Don, its main tributary the Donets. Voronezh (Воро́неж) is a large city in the south of Central Russia, not far from Ukraine. ... Central market near Nativity Cathedral. ... Donets (Донец), is a tributary of Don River, Russia. ...


At its easternmost point, the Don comes near the Volga, and the Volga-Don Canal (length ca. 105 km (65 miles)), connecting both rivers, is a major waterway. For other meanings of the word Volga see Volga (disambiguation) Волга Length 3,690 km Elevation of the source 225 m Average discharge  ? m³/s Area watershed 1. ... The Lenin Volga-Don Shipping Canal (In Russian Волго-Донской судоходный канал имени Ð’. И. Ленина) is a canal, which connects the Volga River and the Don River in a closest location between them. ...


This part of the river saw Operation Uranus, one of the turning points of the Second World War. The eastern front at the time of Operation Uranus. ... Turning Point or a turning point may refer to: A turning point is a discrimen, one of the two marked points on a cursus or classical-period race-track. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest...


The Don was known in the times of the old Scythians as the Tanaïs, and has been a major trading route ever since. Tanais appears in ancient Greek sources as the name of the river and of a city on it. Scythian warriors, drawn after figures on an electrum cup from the KulOba kurgan burial near Kerch. ... Sarmatian cataphract from Tanais. ...


 
 

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