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Encyclopedia > Irpin'
Length 162 km
Elevation of the source - m
Average discharge - /s
Area watershed - km²
Origin Ukraine
Mouth Kyivs'ke reservoir of the Dnieper
Basin countries Ukraine

Irpin’ (Ukrainian: Ірпінь; Russian: Ирпень), often called Irpen’ as its name is pronounced in Russian, is a river in Ukraine, a right tributary of the Dnieper. In general English usage, length (symbol: l) is but one particular instance of distance – an objects length is how long the object is – but in the physical sciences and engineering, the word length is in some contexts used synonymously with distance. Height is vertical distance; width (or breadth) is... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer) (symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... Elevation has several related meanings: Geography The elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... The cubic metre (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... A watershed or catchment basin is the region of land whose water drains into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, or ocean. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the river. ... For the term related to television programmes, see watershed (television). ... This article is about the river. ...

It is 162 km in length and flows through the city of Irpin’. The location where Irpin' enters the Dnieper river falls into the Kyivs'ke reservoir which the Dnieper forms because of the Kiev Hydro-Electric Power Plant dam. Thus, the Dnieper water level at this location is lifted artificially by about 6.5–7 meters above the natural level. Therefore, the water of Irpin' is pumped into the Kyivs'ke reservoir by powerful electrical pumps, making Irpin' the river that literally flows upwards. Scrivener Dam, Canberra Australia, was engineered to withstand a once-in-5000-years flood event A dam (a common Teutonic word, compare to Dutch dam, Swedish and German damm, and the Gothic verb faurdammjan, to block up) is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or retards the flow...

The lands around Irpen' were the heartland of Kievan Rus and the chronicles mention the river in connection with several important historic events, such as the Battle on the Irpen' River of 1321 in which the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas (Gedemin) gained control over the lands of what is now central Ukraine. Kievan Rus′ (Ки́евская Ру́сь, Kievskaya Rus in Russian; Київська Русь, Kyivs’ka Rus’ in Ukrainian) was the early, mostly East Slavic¹ state dominated by the city of Kiev (ru: Ки́ев, Kiev; uk: Ки́їв, Kyiv), from about 880 to the middle of the 12th century. ... Generally a chronicle (Latin chronica) is historical account of facts and events in chronological order. ... The Battle on the Irpen River (as referred to in historic chronicles) occurred in 1321 between the armies of Gediminas (Gedimin), the Grand Duke of Lithuania, and knyaz (prince) Stanislav of Kiev, allied with knyaz Oleg of Pereyaslavl and knyaz Roman of Bryansk. ... Events Births Deaths September 14 - Dante Alighieri - author of The Divine Comedy, one of the great classics of World Literature and a foundation of Italian Literature, also considered a great masterpiece of Christian literature. ... The presumable banner of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania with the coat of arms, called Пагоня in Belarusian, Vytis in Lithuanian and Pogoń in Polish Another version of the Lithuanian banner The Grand Duchy of Lithuania ( Lithuanian: Lietuvos Didžioji Kunigaikštystė, Belarusian: Вялі́кае Кня́ства Літо́ўскае (ВКЛ), Ukrainian: Велике Князівство Литовське (ВКЛ... Gediminas, duke of Lithuania - engraving of XVII ct. ...

  Results from FactBites:
Irpin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (80 words)
Irpin’) is a city located on the Irpin River in the Kiev Oblast of central Ukraine.
The city itself is designated as a separate raion (district) within the oblast.
A railway station called Irpin was built in 1899.
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