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Prut, or Pruth, (Ukrainian: ) is a 953 km (592 mi) long river in
Eastern Europe. It was known in antiquity as the Pyretus, Porata
(possibly), Hierasus or Gerasius. It originates on the eastern
slope of Mount Hoverla, in the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine. The
flows southeast eventually joining the Danube river near Reni, east
of Gala i. Between 1918 and 1940 it was almost entirely in Greater
Romania. While prior to that it also served as a border between
Romania and the Russian Empire. After the World War II the river
resumed its border purpose between Romania and the Soviet Union.
Nowadays, for a length of 695 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 and 7,790 km2 in Moldova. The
biggest city along its banks is Chernivtsi, Ukraine.
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