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). It is a left affluent of the Rioni, which it joins south of the city Kutaisi.
|Length||140 km (87 mi)|
|Basin size||3,630 km2 (1,400 sq mi)|
|Progression||Rioni→ Black Sea|
It originates in South Ossetia, in the gorges of the Racha Mountains. 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.
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- Statistical Yearbook of Georgia: 2020, National Statistics Office of Georgia, Tbilisi, 2020, p. 12.