The Qvirila (Georgian: ყვირილა) is a river of Georgia. It is 140 km (87 mi) long, and has a drainage basin of 3,630 km2 (1,400 sq mi).[1] It is a left affluent of the Rioni, which it joins south of the city Kutaisi.

River kvirila at sachkhere.jpg
The Qvirila near Sachkhere
Native nameყვირილა
Physical characteristics
 • coordinates
42°10′21″N 42°43′43″E / 42.1724°N 42.7285°E / 42.1724; 42.7285Coordinates: 42°10′21″N 42°43′43″E / 42.1724°N 42.7285°E / 42.1724; 42.7285
Length140 km (87 mi)
Basin size3,630 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionRioniBlack Sea
 • rightDzirula

Geographic informationEdit

It originates in South Ossetia, in the gorges of the Racha Mountains [ka]. Most of the river is located in Georgia. After the confluence with its left tributary Dzirula it flows through flat terrain, before - through the mountains. The river is fed mainly by rain. On average, water flow per year near the city Zestafoni, located 42 kilometers from its mouth, 61 m³ / s, at the mouth of about 90 m³ /from. The river is suitable for whitewater canoeing.

The Chiatura manganese ore deposit is located in the river basin.


  1. ^ Statistical Yearbook of Georgia: 2020, National Statistics Office of Georgia, Tbilisi, 2020, p. 12.