Belaya (Kama)

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The Belaya (Russian: Бе́лая, romanizedBelaja; Bashkir: Ағиҙел, romanized: Ağiźel, lit. 'Ağiðel' [ä.ʁi̠.ˈðɪ̞l], About this soundpronunciation ; Tatar: Агыйдел [ˌʌɣiˈdel]) is a river in Bashkortostan, Russian Federation. Its source lies in the south-western Ural Mountains.

Belaya
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The Belaya in Ufa
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Belaya basin
Location
CountryBashkortostan, Russia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationIremel mountain
 • coordinates54°33′0″N 59°3′0″E / 54.55000°N 59.05000°E / 54.55000; 59.05000
MouthKama, Nizhnekamsk Reservoir
 • coordinates
55°53′14″N 53°36′14″E / 55.88722°N 53.60389°E / 55.88722; 53.60389Coordinates: 55°53′14″N 53°36′14″E / 55.88722°N 53.60389°E / 55.88722; 53.60389
Length1,430 km (890 mi)
Basin size142,000 km2 (55,000 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average858 m3/s (30,300 cu ft/s) (near Birsk)
Basin features
ProgressionKamaVolgaCaspian Sea

It is 1,430 kilometres (890 mi) long, and its drainage basin covers 142,000 square kilometres (55,000 sq mi).[1][2]

Settlements along the Belaya include Beloretsk, Sterlitamak, Ufa (at the confluence with the river Ufa), and Birsk. The Belaya flows into the Kama near Neftekamsk.

TributariesEdit

 
Map of the Volga watershed with the Belaya highlighted

The largest tributaries of the Belaya are, from source to mouth:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b «Река БЕЛАЯ», Russian State Water Registry
  2. ^ "Belaya River". Britannica.com. Retrieved 30 May 2016.

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