|Length||433 km (269 mi)|
|Basin area||16,861 km² (6,510 mi²)|
|Tributary of||Vistula River|
The San (Ukrainian: Сян) is a river in southeastern Poland and western Ukraine, a tributary of the Vistula River, with a length of 433 km (it is the 6th-longest Polish river) and a basin area of 16,861 km² (14,390 km² of it in Poland). Ukrainian (in Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва ukrayins'ka mova,) is a language of the East Slavic subgroup of the Slavic languages. "Riverine" redirects here For the use of that term in Maritime geography, see there Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland Ukraine (Україна Ukrayina, /ukrɑˈjinɑ/ is a country in Eastern Europe. The San arises in the Carpathian Mountains near the village of Sianky, at an elevation of 900 metres, exactly on the Polish-Ukrainian border  ( ) and on the continental watershed, and forms the border between Poland and Ukraine for approximately its first 50 km. The Carpathian Mountains or Carpathians (Carpaţi Czech, Polish and Slovak: Karpaty; Ukrainian: Карпати Sianky (Сянки Sianki is a village in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine on the Sian River. Borders define geographic boundaries of political entities or legal jurisdictions such as Governments States or subnational administrative A drainage divide, water divide, divide or (outside North America) watershed is the line separating neighbouring Drainage basins Ukraine (Україна Ukrayina, /ukrɑˈjinɑ/ is a country in Eastern Europe.
San, in proto-Indoeuropean languages, means "speed" or "rapid stream. " In Celtic languages, San means "river. The Celtic languages are descended from Proto-Celtic, or "Common Celtic" a branch of the greater Indo-European Language family. "Riverine" redirects here For the use of that term in Maritime geography, see there " Poland's largest artificial lake, Lake Solina, was created by a dam on the San River near Lesko. A reservoir is most broadly a place or hollow vessel where Fluid is kept in Reserve, for later use Lake Solina (Jezioro Solińskie is an Artificial lake in the Bieszczady Mountains region more precisely in Lesko County of the Subcarpathian Voivodship A dam is a barrier that divides waters. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water while other structures such as Floodgates, Levees Lesko (or Lisko until 1926 (לינסק- Linsk) is a Town in south-eastern Poland with a population of 5855 (2004 in the Bieszczady
In historical records the river was first mentioned in 1097 as Sanъ, reku Sanъ, k Sanovi, nad Sanomъ (1152) and Sanu (1287). On the old maps of the Ruthenian Voivodeship, Poland 1339–1772: "San" (1339), San (1372), "Szan" (1406), "Sanok" (1438), "Saan" (1439), "Sayn" (1445), "San" (1467), "Szan" (1517), "Schan" (1526). Ruthenia Voivodeship (Palatinatus russiae województwo ruskie 1366&ndash1772 was an administrative division of the Kingdom of Poland (see Kingdom of Poland [1320–1385] Year 1772 ( MDCCLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a
Settled in prehistoric times, the southeastern Polish region that is now Podkarpacie was overrun in pre-Roman times by various tribes, including the Celts, Goths and Vandals (Przeworsk culture and Puchov culture). Celts (ˈkɛlts or /ˈsɛlts/, see Names of the Celts The Goths ( Gothic: Gothic usvg|14px|u]]Gothic asvg|14px|a]]Gothic s The Przeworsk culture is part of an Iron Age archaeological complex that dates from the 2nd century BC to the 4th century. The Púchov culture was an Archaeological culture named after site of Púchov -Skalka in Slovakia. After the fall of the Roman Empire (which included most of southeastern Poland below the San River), the area was invaded by Hungarians and Slavs. Hungarians (or Magyars, magyarok are an Ethnic group primarily associated with Hungary.
The San valley must have been an important trade route and axis of human settlement as early as the ninth or tenth century. In Geology, a valley (also called a vale, dale, glen or strath and near or in Appalachia, a draw) is The region subsequently became part of the Great Moravian state. Great Moravia (see Name section was a Slavic state that existed in Central Europe from the 9th century to the early 10th century Upon the invasion of the Hungarian tribes into the heart of the Great Moravian Empire around 899, the Lendians of the area declared their allegiance to the Hungarian Empire. Hungarians (or Magyars, magyarok are an Ethnic group primarily associated with Hungary. Events By place Europe Edward the Elder becomes King of Wessex. The Lendians (Lędzianie were a Lechitic tribe recorded to have inhabited the ill-defined area in East Lesser Poland and Red Ruthenia between the The region then became a site of contention between Poland, Kievan Rus and Hungary starting in around the ninth century. Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic The 9th century is the period from 801 to 900 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian / Common Era. This area was mentioned for the first time in 981 (by Nestor), when Volodymyr the Great of Kievan Rus took the area over on his way into Poland. Events By Place Europe The great Viking explorer Eric the Red-haired leaves Norway to survey an island west of Iceland Saint Nestor the Chronicler (c 1056 - c 1114 Kyiv) was the reputed author of the Primary Chronicle, (the earliest East Slavic Chronicle Saint Vladimir Svyatoslavich the Great ( Old Russian: Володимеръ Святославичь, c Kievan Rus′ (Ки́евская Русь romanised: Kievskaya Rus', rusʲ also written as Kyivan Rus′ (Ки́ївська Русь or Kievan Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland In 1018 it returned to Poland, in 1031 reverted back to Rus, and in 1340 was recovered by Casimir III of Poland. Casimir III the Great (Kazimierz Wielki April 30 1310 – November 5 1370 last King of Poland from the Piast dynasty (1333–1370 was the son of King Władysław
During the years 966–1018, 1340–1772 (the Ruthenian Voivodeship) and 1918–1939, the region was part of Poland. Year 1772 ( MDCCLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Ruthenia Voivodeship (Palatinatus russiae województwo ruskie 1366&ndash1772 was an administrative division of the Kingdom of Poland (see Kingdom of Poland [1320–1385] Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Between 1772 and 1918 it belonged to the Austrian empire, which became the Austro-Hungarian empire when the double monarchy was introduced. Year 1772 ( MDCCLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common This region, including the area west and east of the Subcarpathian Voivodship, was controlled by Austria for almost 120 years. Subcarpathian Voivodeship (also known as Podkarpacie Province or by its Polish name of województwo podkarpackie or simply Podkarpackie) is a Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich During that time it was known as Galicia. Galicia (Галичина ( Halychyna) Galicja is a historical region in East Central Europe, currently divided between Poland and Ukraine,
The San River may be considered the site of the "official" start of World War II in Europe. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including At the outset of the German invasion of Poland, Polish forces attempted to defend a line along the San from September 6, 1939, until German forces broke out of their bridgeheads on September 12, 1939. The Invasion of Poland (1939 precipitated World War II. It was carried out by Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small German-allied Events 3114 BC - According to the Proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A bridgehead (also 'Bridge-head' French tête-de-pont) is a military Fortification that protects the end of a Bridge that is closest to the Events 1213 - Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.