The Chulym (Russian: Чулым) is a river in Krasnoyarsk Krai, the Republic of Khakassia, and Tomsk Oblast in Russia, a right tributary of the Ob.[1] The length of the river is 1,799 kilometers (1,118 mi). The area of its basin is 134,000 square kilometers (52,000 sq mi).[2] The Chulym is formed at the confluence of the rivers Bely Iyus and Cherny Iyus in the Kuznetsk Alatau.[1] The Chulym flows into the Ob near Molchanovo. The towns of Nazarovo, Achinsk, and Asino, and the village of Komsomolsk are located on the Chulym. The main tributaries are the Serezh, Uryup, Kiya and Yaya from the left and Bolshoy Uluy, Kemchug and Chichkayul from the right.[1]

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The Chulym near Achinsk
Physical characteristics
 • coordinates
57°43′50″N 83°49′30″E / 57.73056°N 83.82500°E / 57.73056; 83.82500Coordinates: 57°43′50″N 83°49′30″E / 57.73056°N 83.82500°E / 57.73056; 83.82500
Length1,799 km (1,118 mi)
Basin size134,000 km2 (52,000 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionObKara Sea


The Swedish explorer Johan Peter Falk noted 18th-century hunter gatherers living along the banks of the Chulym River.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Чулым (река, приток Оби), Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  2. ^ "Река ЧУЛЫМ in the State Water Register of Russia". (in Russian).
  3. ^ K. David Harrison (2007) When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge, p. 70-72, published by Oxford University Press US, ISBN 0-19-518192-1, 304 pages [1]