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Bosnian

Etymology

Noun

  1. rod, stick, staff

Croatian

Etymology

Noun

  1. rod, stick, staff

Czech

Etymology

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. rod

Dutch

Noun

prut

Adjective

prut

Interjection

prut
  1. cheers (mainly in rural areas)

Serbian

Etymology

Noun

  1. rod, stick, staff

Extensive Definition

Prut, or Pruth, () is a 953 km long river in Eastern Europe. It was known in antiquity as Pyretus or Porata. It originates on the eastern slope of Mount Hoverla, in the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine. It flows southeast to join the Danube river near Reni, east of Galaţi.
Before 1940 and the occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina it was almost entirely in Romania. Nowadays, for a length of 711 km it forms the border between Romania and Moldova. It has a hydrographic basin of 27,500 km², of which 10,990 km² are in Romania. The biggest city along its banks is Chernivtsi, Ukraine.
The Stânca-Costeşti dam is built on the Prut.

Towns

The following towns are situated along the river Prut, from source to mouth: Delatyn, Kolomyia, Sniatyn, Chernivtsi, Novoselytsia, Darabani, Ungheni, Cahul.

Tributaries

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Prut:
Left: Racovăţ

See also

References

  • Administraţia Naţională Apelor Române - Cadastrul Apelor - Bucureşti
  • Institutul de Meteorologie şi Hidrologie - Rîurile României - Bucureşti 1971
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