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The Salgir River (Cyrillic: Салгир; Crimean Tatar: Salğır) is the longest river of the Crimean Peninsula. Its length is 204 km, and its drainage basin is 3,750 km². The average discharge of the water is 2 m³/s.[1]

Salhyr, Salgir, Salğır
Салгір, Салгир
Salgir Simferopol.jpg
Salhir River in Simferopol
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationChatyrdag, Crimea
 ⁃ location
Syvash of the Azov Sea
Length204 km (127 mi)
Basin size3,750 km2 (1,450 sq mi)
 ⁃ average2 m3/s (71 cu ft/s)

It is formed in the Chatyrdag mountains southeast of Simferopol, passes that town and flows north and increasingly east to reach the Syvash of the Azov Sea. Along the way, the river passes through the North Crimean Canal, previously a large affluent waters from Byuk Karasu River up north Novoivanovka (Nizhnegorsk) . It is mainly used for hydroelectricity and agricultural usage.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Simferopol. UKRTravel. Accessed April 17, 2012.

Coordinates: 45°38′53″N 35°00′22″E / 45.64806°N 35.00611°E / 45.64806; 35.00611