Kan (river)

The Kan (Russian: Кан) river is a right tributary of the Yenisey in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Siberia, Russia. It is 629-kilometre (391 mi) long and drains a basin of 36,900 square kilometres (14,200 sq mi).[1] Its valley forms the southern boundary of the Yenisey Range.[2]

Kan
Канск жд мост.JPG
Location
CountryRussia
Physical characteristics
MouthYenisey
 • coordinates
56°30′43″N 93°47′28″E / 56.512°N 93.791°E / 56.512; 93.791Coordinates: 56°30′43″N 93°47′28″E / 56.512°N 93.791°E / 56.512; 93.791
Length629 km (391 mi)
Basin size36,900 km2 (14,200 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionYeniseyKara Sea

CourseEdit

The headwaters of the river rise in the Sayan Mountains and flow from there in a northerly direction through Kansk and then in a westerly direction through Zelenogorsk, entering Yenisei at Ust-Kan, 69 kilometres (43 mi) north-east of Krasnoyarsk).

 
Basin of the Yenisei

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Река КАН in the State Water Register of Russia (Russian)
  2. ^ Енисейский кряж, Great Soviet Encyclopedia

NotesEdit