Khortytsia

Khortytsia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Khortytsia is a national cultural reserve located on one of the largest islands of the Dnieper river, in Ukraine. The island has played an important role in the history of Ukraine, specially in the history of the Zaporozhian Cossacks. This historic site is located within the city limits of Zaporizhia city. It extends from northwest to southeast for more than 12 km with an average width around 2.5 km. The island has unique flora and fauna, including oak groves, spruce woods, meadows, and steppe. The northern part of the island is very rocky and high in comparison to the southern part, which is low, and often flooded by the waters of the Dnieper. Zaporizhia takes its name from an area downstream of the Dnieper river after the nine rapids. In 1930s when the Dnieper Hydroelectric Station was built, these rapids were flooded. Only granite cliffs, rising to the height of 50 m, testify to the original rocky terrain of the region.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135906690
  • 9786135906691