The Ilych (Russian: Илыч) is a river in the Komi Republic in northwest Russia. It drains part of the northern Ural Mountains westward into the upper Pechora. The river is 411 kilometres (255 mi) long, and the area of its drainage basin is 16,000 square kilometres (6,200 sq mi).[1] The Ilych freezes up in early November and stays icebound until late April. Its main tributaries are the rivers Kogel and Palyu.[2] The Pechora-Ilych Nature Reserve lies along the left bank of the Ilych.

Physical characteristics
 • coordinates
62°30′45″N 56°43′58″E / 62.51250°N 56.73278°E / 62.51250; 56.73278Coordinates: 62°30′45″N 56°43′58″E / 62.51250°N 56.73278°E / 62.51250; 56.73278
Length411 km (255 mi)
Basin size16,000 km2 (6,200 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionPechoraBarents Sea


  1. ^ "Река Илыч in the State Water Register of Russia". (in Russian).
  2. ^ Илыч, Great Soviet Encyclopedia