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The Oyat (Russian: Оять) is a river in Babayevsky District of Vologda Oblast and Podporozhsky and Lodeynopolsky Districts of Leningrad Oblast of Russia, a major left tributary of the Svir River (Lake Ladoga basin). The length of the Oyat is 266 kilometres (165 mi), and the area of its drainage basin is 5,220 square kilometres (2,020 sq mi).[1]

Oyat River
Река Оять и Часовня преподобного Александра Свирского и вид на Введено-Оятский монастырь.jpg
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationLake Chaymozero
 ⁃ elevation226 m (741 ft)
 ⁃ location
Svir River
Length266 km (165 mi)
Basin size5,220 km2 (2,020 sq mi)
 ⁃ average55 m3/s (1,900 cu ft/s)

The source of the Oyat is Lake Chaymozero in the western part of Babayevsky District. The Oyat flows to the northwest and enters Leningrad Oblast. In the village of Shandovichi it turns north. Upstream of the selo of Vinnitsy the Oyat accepts the Tuksha from the right and sharply turns southwest. It enters Lodeynopolsky District and in the selo of Alekhovshchina turns northwest. The mouth of the Oyat is located in the selo of Domozhilovo. Much of the valley of the Oyat in Leningrad oblast is populated.

The drainage basin of the Oyat includes the southern parta of Podporozhsky and Lodeynopolsky Districts, the areas in the west of Vytegorsky and Babayevsky Districts of Vologda Oblast, as well as minor areas in the north of Tikhvinsky District of Leningrad Oblast. There are many lakes in the basin of the Oyat, the biggest of them being Lake Savozero.


  1. ^ Река Оять (in Russian). State Water Register of Russia. Retrieved 2 December 2012.

Coordinates: 60°30′19″N 33°01′38″E / 60.50528°N 33.02722°E / 60.50528; 33.02722