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Coordinates: 52°06′27″N 26°34′58″E / 52.1076°N 26.5829°E / 52.1076; 26.5829
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Styr near Varash
Native name
CountryUkraine, Belarus
Physical characteristics
 • locationLviv Oblast, Ukraine
 • coordinates
52°06′27″N 26°34′58″E / 52.1076°N 26.5829°E / 52.1076; 26.5829
Length494 km (307 mi)
Basin size13,100 km2 (5,100 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionPripyatDnieperDnieper–Bug estuaryBlack Sea

The Styr (Ukrainian: Стир; Belarusian: Стыр; Russian: Стырь) is a right tributary of the Pripyat, with a length of 494 kilometres (307 mi). Its basin area is 13,100 square kilometres (5,100 sq mi) and located in the historical region of Volhynia.[1][2][3]

The Styr begins near Brody, Lviv Oblast, then flows into Rivne Oblast, Volyn Oblast, then into Brest Region of Belarus where it finally flows into the Pripyat.

Notable settlements located on the river are Lutsk, Staryi Chortoryisk and Varash.


During the Khmelnytskyi Uprising, the Battle of Berestechko took place in 1651 on the river between armies of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Cossacks of Bohdan Khmelnytsky.[4]

During 1915–1916, the Styr river was the front line between the Austro-Hungarian and Imperial Russian armies.[5][6]

The river was also a barrier to the German invasion on June 22, 1941, during Operation Barbarossa on the South-Western Front.




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  2. ^ "NÉVJEGYZÉK-SZÓTÁR az UKRAJNA TERMÉSZETI FÖLDRAJZA tantárgyhoz" (PDF) (in Hungarian). II. Rákóczi Ferenc Kárpátaljai Magyar Főiskola. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  3. ^ "Стырь" (in Russian). Большая Советская Энциклопедия. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  4. ^ Hrushevsky, M. (2004). The Cossack Age, 1650–1653. History of Ukraine-Rus. Vol. Nine, Book One. Toronto: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. pp. 304–305. ISBN 1895571227.
  5. ^ Marian Feldman (2009). From Warsaw, Through Łuck, Siberia, and Back to Warsaw. Lulu Inc. p. 32. ISBN 9780557093731.
  6. ^ Churchill, Miller, and Reynolds (2016). "XXIII". The Story of the Great War, Volume 4: The World War. VM eBooks.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)