Ingoda (river)

The Ingoda (Russian: Ингода́; Mongolian: Ингэдэй, Ingedei; Buryat: Ангида, Angida[1]) is a river in Zabaykalsky Krai of Russia. The river is 708 kilometres (440 mi) long and the area of its basin is 37,200 square kilometres (14,400 sq mi).[2]

Ingoda
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Ingoda river next to Chita
Location
CountryRussia
Physical characteristics
MouthShilka
 • coordinates
51°42′15″N 115°50′42″E / 51.7042°N 115.845°E / 51.7042; 115.845Coordinates: 51°42′15″N 115°50′42″E / 51.7042°N 115.845°E / 51.7042; 115.845
Length708 km (440 mi)
Basin size37,200 km2 (14,400 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionShilkaAmurSea of Okhotsk

In its upper course it flows at the feet of the Khentei Range.[3] Together with the Onon, it forms the Shilka. Unlike the nearby Yazanrifai river, the Ingoda freezes in early November and stays frozen until late April. The city of Chita lies at the confluence of the Ingoda and the Chitinka.[4] A major portion of the Trans-Siberian Railway lies along the Ingoda valley. The name derives from the Evenki word ingakta which means "river with pebbly and sandy banks".[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Энциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона : в 86 т. (82 т. и 4 доп.). — СПб., 1890—1907.)
  2. ^ Река Ингода in the State Water Register of Russia (Russian)
  3. ^ "Хэнтэй, хребет" [Khentei Range] (in Russian). Энциклопедия Забайкалья. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  4. ^ Ингода, Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  5. ^ E.M. Pospelov, Geograficheskie nazvaniya mira (Moscow: Russkie slovari, 1998), p. 169.