Iori (river)

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The Iori (Georgian: იორი, Azerbaijani: Qabırrı) is a river in the South Caucasus that originates in the Greater Caucasus Mountains in eastern Georgia and continues into Azerbaijan, where it is also known as Gabirry (Qabirry) and flows into the Mingachevir reservoir, which is drained by the river Kura. It is 320 km (200 mi) long, and has a drainage basin of 4,650 km2 (1,800 sq mi).[1][2] It starts in the mountains northeast of Tianeti, flows through that town, swings east and flows through the lowlands parallel to and between the Alazani (north) and the Kura (south).

Iori River (in Tianeti) 1.jpg
The Iori in Tianeti.
Native nameGeorgian: იორი, Azerbaijani: Qabırrı
CountryGeorgia, Azerbaijan
Physical characteristics
SourceGreater Caucasus
MouthMingachevir reservoir
 • coordinates
41°01′57″N 46°30′08″E / 41.0324°N 46.5022°E / 41.0324; 46.5022Coordinates: 41°01′57″N 46°30′08″E / 41.0324°N 46.5022°E / 41.0324; 46.5022
Length320 km (200 mi)
Basin size4,650 km2 (1,800 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionKuraCaspian Sea


  1. ^ Statistical Yearbook of Georgia: 2020, National Statistics Office of Georgia, Tbilisi, 2020, p. 12.
  2. ^ Иори, Great Soviet Encyclopedia