The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



an upland in the Ukrainian SSR occupying the southwestern part of the Podol’e Upland. It has elevations to 390 m and is composed primarily of sandstones, limestones, shales, and gypsums covered with thick loesslike deposits. Typical are the combination of hill and ridge forms; karst plateaus; and deeply cut (to 100–150 m), frequently canyonlike (in the area along the Dnestr), river valleys. Oak forests and meadow steppes are encountered.

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