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Polesie (Polish spelling; Polissya, Полісся in Ukrainian, Poles'ye, Полесье in Russian, Palyessye or Palesse, Пале́сьсе in Belarusian, formerly also Polesia in Latin) is one of the largest European swampy areas, located in the South-Western part of the Eastern-European Lowland, within the territories of Belarus, Ukraine and Poland. Latin - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... A freshwater swamp A swamp is a wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions. ... Eastern-European Lowland is a mountain-free part of the European landscape, in fact, the lagest feature thereof. ...


The name Polesie is loosely translated as "woodland". Biologically, a woodland is differentiated from a forest. ...


An inhabitant is called Poleszuk in Polish, Polishchuk in the local Ukrainian dialect, Poleshchuk in Russian, Palyashchuk in Belarusian. Poleszuk (Polish), Poliszuk or Polishchuk (local Ukrainian dialect), Palyashchuk (Belarusian), or Poleshchuk (Russian) is the name given to the people who populated the swamps of Polesie. ...


The swamp areas of Polesie are known as Pripyat Marshes (by the name of the Pripyat River) or Pinsk Marshes (by the name of the major city in the area). Pinsk Marshes (Пинские болота) or Pripyat Marshes (Pripet Marshes, Припятские болота) is a vast territory of wetlands along the Pripyat River and its tributaries from Brest, Belarus (West) to Mahileu (Northeast) and Kiev (Southeast). ... The Pripyat River (Ukrainian: Припять, Prýpyat; Belarusian: Прыпяць, Prýpyats, Polish Prypeć) is a river in Eastern Europe, of approximately 440 miles (710 km). ... Pinsk Marshes (Пинские болота) or Pripyat Marshes (Pripet Marshes, Припятские болота) is a vast territory of wetlands along the Pripyat River and its tributaries from Brest, Belarus (West) to Mahileu (Northeast) and Kiev (Southeast). ...


Geography

Polesie is a marshy region lining the Pripyat River in Southern Belarus (Brest, Pinsk, Kalinkavichy, Homel), Northern Ukraine (in the Volyns'ka, Rivnens'ka, Zhytomyrs'ka, Kyivs'ka, and Chernihivs'ka oblasts), and partly in Poland (Lublin) and Russia (Bryansk). It is a flatland within the watersheds of the Western Bug and Prypyat rivers. The two rivers are connected by the Dnieper-Bug Canal, built during the reign of Stanisław August Poniatowski, the last king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth The Pripyat River (Ukrainian: Припять, Prýpyat; Belarusian: Прыпяць, Prýpyats, Polish Prypeć) is a river in Eastern Europe, of approximately 440 miles (710 km). ... For a city in France, see Brest, France. ... Pinsk (Belarusian: Пінск), a town in Belarus, in the province of Palesse, travesed by the river Pripet, at the confluence of the Strumen and Pina rivers. ... Kalinkovichi is a town in the Homel voblast of south-western Belarus with a population of 71,500. ... Categories: Towns in Belarus | Belarus-related stubs ... Volyn Region or Volynia (Волинська область, Volynska oblast in Ukrainian) is the most northwestern administrative district of Ukraine, bordering Belarus to the north and Poland to the west. ... Rivne Oblast (Рівненська область, Rivnens’ka oblast’ in Ukrainian; Rowno in Polish) is an oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Zhytomyrs’ka oblast’ (Житомирська область in Ukrainian) is an oblast ( province) of northern Ukraine. ... Kyivs’ka oblast’ (Київська область in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) in northern Ukraine. ... Chernihivs’ka oblast’ (Чернігівська область, Chernihivs’ka oblast’ in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) of northern Ukraine. ... Lublin (pronounce: [lublin]) is the biggest city in eastern Poland and the capital of Lublin Voivodship with a population of 355,954 (2004). ... Bryansk (Брянск) is a city in Russia, 379 km South-West from Moscow. ... Illustration of a simple house in Flatland. ... For the term related to television programmes, see watershed (television). ... Bug at Wlodawa One of the two rivers called Bug (pronounced Boog), the Western Bug, or Buh (Belarusian: Захо́дні Буг; Russian: За́падный Буг; Ukrainian: Західний Буг, Zakhidnyi Buh), flows from central Ukraine to the west, forming part of the boundary between that nation and Poland, passes along the Polish-Belarusian... Length 710 km Elevation of the source - m Average discharge - m³/s Area watershed - km² Origin Ukraine Mouth Dnieper Basin countries Ukraine, Belarus The Pripyat River (Ukrainian: Припять, Prýpyat; Belarusian: Прыпяць, Prýpyats; Polish Prypeć) is a river in Eastern Europe, of approximately 710 km (440 mi. ... For other persons named Stanisław Poniatowski, see Stanisław Poniatowski. ... Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


Notable tributaries of the Pripyat are the Horyn (Goryn), Stokhod (Stokhod, Stokhid), Styr, Ptich (Ptycz), Yasielda (Jasolda) rivers. The largest towns in the Pripyat basin are Pinsk, Stolin, Davyd-Gorodok. Huge marshes were reclaimed in the 1960s to '80s for farmlands. The reclamation is believed to have harmed the environment along the course of the Prypyat river. The Styr is a river, approximatedly 436 kilometers long, of northwest Ukraine flowing northward to the Pripyat River. ... Pinsk (Belarusian: Пінск), a town in Belarus, in the province of Palesse, travesed by the river Pripet, at the confluence of the Strumen and Pina rivers. ... Stolin (Belarusian: Сто́лін; Russian: Сто́лин) is an old city, that grew up at the heart of Palesse on the river Horyn (Goryn), at the intersection of three roads, one leading northwards to Pinsk, two others eastwards to Davyd-Gorodok and Turaw, that are now in Belarus, southwards to Sarny and... Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa A farm is the basic unit in agriculture. ...


This region suffered severely from the Chernobyl accident. Huge areas were polluted by radioactive elements and are considered unsuitable for living. The nuclear power plant at Chernobyl. ...


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Polesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (292 words)
Polesia (also spelt Polesie or Polesye) is one of the largest European swampy areas, located in the South-Western part of the Eastern-European Lowland, mainly within the territories of Belarus, Ukraine but also partly within Poland and Russia.
The swamp areas of Polesia are known as the Pripyat Marshes (after the Pripyat River) or Pinsk Marshes (after the major local city of Pinsk).
Polesia is a marshy region lining the Pripyat River in Southern Belarus (Brest, Pinsk, Kalinkavichy, Homel), Northern Ukraine (in the Volyn, Rivne, Zhytomyr, Kiev, and Chernihiv Oblasts), and partly in Poland (Lublin) and Russia (Bryansk).
Eastern Poland (14322 words)
Of this number are nine districts of Polesia, Brest on the Bug with 23.4 percent, Pruzana with 16.3, Pinsk with 15.7, Stolin with 15.2, Luniniec with 15, Kosow with 10.1, Kobryn with 8.7, Drohiczyn with 7.1 and Kamien Koszyrski with 7 percent.
In Polesia and Nowogrodek, for example, less than 2 percent of the total area under the main crops was devoted to wheat; in the Tarnopol province the wheat-area was proportionately ten times larger, covering 20 percent, while for the provinces of Lwow and Stanislawow it was 17 percent.
The percentage of forest land is considerable, particularly in the provinces of Stanislawow with 34 percent and Polesia with 33.3 percent.
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