Amga (river)

The Amga (Russian: Амга; Yakut: Амма) is a river in Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. The length of the river is 1,462 kilometres (908 mi). The area of its basin is 69,300 square kilometres (26,800 sq mi).[1] The Amga freezes up in the first half of October and stays under the ice until May. Many different kinds of Fish can be found in the Amga river.

Amga
Amga River near Verkhnyaya Amga.jpg
Amga River near Verkhnyaya Amga
Amga (river) is located in Sakha Republic
Amga (river)
Location in the Sakha Republic, Russia
Location
CountryRussia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationAldan Highlands
MouthAldan
 • coordinates
62°37′41″N 134°55′11″E / 62.6281°N 134.9197°E / 62.6281; 134.9197Coordinates: 62°37′41″N 134°55′11″E / 62.6281°N 134.9197°E / 62.6281; 134.9197
Length1,462 km (908 mi)
Basin size69,300 km2 (26,800 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average178 m3/s (6,300 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionAldanLenaLaptev Sea

CourseEdit

The river has its source in the Aldan Highlands. It forms the eastern limit of the Lena Plateau. It is the biggest tributary of the Aldan, which it joins on the left bank a few miles west of Khandyga.[2]

 
In some stretches river Amga is flanked by pillar-like rock formations.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Река АМГА in the State Water Register of Russia (Russian)
  2. ^ Приленское плато, Great Soviet Encyclopedia

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