Kinburn Spit

Image - A beach on the Kinburn Spit. Image - The Black Sea near the Kinburn Spit.

Kinburn Spit. Map VII-12. A sand spit, 40 km long and 8–10 km wide, lying between the Dnipro-Boh Estuary and Yahorlyk Bay. The spit is dotted by 400 small, shallow fresh- and salt-water lakes. Its sand dunes are covered with steppe vegetation, while its marshy depressions are forested, partly with northern species. A part of the spit belongs to the Black Sea Biosphere Reserve.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1989).]

Image - The shore of the Kinburn Spit.

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