Dniester Liman
Dniester Liman of Dniester Estuary is a liman
Liman (landform)
Liman is a name for a lake, bay, or estuary formed at the mouth of a river where flow is blocked by a bar of sediments. Liman can be maritime or fluvial .The name is used for such features found along the western and northern coast of the Black Sea, as well as along...

, formed at the point where the river Dniester
The Dniester is a river in Eastern Europe. It runs through Ukraine and Moldova and separates most of Moldova's territory from the breakaway de facto state of Transnistria.-Names:...

 flows into the Black Sea
Black Sea
The Black Sea is bounded by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus and is ultimately connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas and various straits. The Bosphorus strait connects it to the Sea of Marmara, and the strait of the Dardanelles connects that sea to the Aegean...

. It is located in Ukraine
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It has an area of 603,628 km², making it the second largest contiguous country on the European continent, after Russia...

, in Odessa Oblast
Odessa Oblast
Odesa Oblast, also written as Odessa Oblast , is the southernmost and largest oblast of south-western Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Odessa.-History:...

. The city of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi
Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi is a city situated on the right bank of the Dniester Liman in the Odessa Oblast of southwestern Ukraine, in the historical region of Bessarabia...

 lies on its western shore and Ovidiopol
Ovidiopol is a coastal town in Odessa Oblast, Ukraine. It is located at around .The town was named after Ovid, the Roman poet, based on the claim of Dimitrie Cantemir in his Descriptio Moldaviae that a local lake near Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi was named in Romanian Lacul Ovidului Ovidiopol is a...

 on its eastern shore. Shabo
Shabo (Odessa Oblast)
Shabo is a town of the Odessa Oblast, Ukraine, situated at the Dniester Liman, some 7 km downstream of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi.The Tatar village was established ca. 1500, called "the lower vineyards" . The name was subsequently simplified to Shabag and finally to Shaba / Shabo...

, situated downstream of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, is known for its wine. The estuary hosts the Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky Seaport
Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky Seaport
Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky Commerce Seaport is a port in the city of Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky, Ukraine. It is located on the north-western shore of Black Sea at Dniester Estuary, to the south-west from Odessa....


The area of the liman varies between 360 and 408 km², it is 42,5 km long and has maximum width of 12 km. The average depth is 1,8 m, the maximum depth 2,7 m.

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See also

  • Berezan Estuary
    Berezan Estuary
    Berezan Estuary, or Berezanskyi Liman , is open estuary on the northern coast of the Black Sea, western from the town Ochakiv. Length 26 km, width 4 km in south. Separated from the sea by sandbar, which has 640 m canal. Coasts are high...

  • Tyligul Estuary
    Tyligul Estuary
    Tyligul Estuary is an estuary of the Tyligul River. Located in the south of Ukraine. The name of the water body has origine from , means "mad, rabid lake". The estuary has length 80 km, width 0.2—3.5 km, depth up to 19 m. The isolation of the estuary from the Black Sea was in 18-19-th...

  • Hryhorivsky Estuary
    Hryhorivsky Estuary
    Hryhorivsky Estuary, or Small Adzhalyk Estuary , is a brackish water area in the South Ukraine, in 30 km to north-east from Odessa. In the lower part of the estuary the Port Yuzhny is located...

  • Khadzhibey Estuary
    Khadzhibey Estuary
    Khadzhibey Estuary, or Khadzhibeyskyi Liman , is an estuary of the north-western part of the Black Sea, located on the north-west from the City of Odessa. It is separated from the sea by the sandbar, which has about 5 km length. The linght of the estuary is 31 km, width...

  • Sukhyi Estuary
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