Tom (river)

The Tom (Russian: Томь, IPA: [tomʲ], Shor: Том) is a river in Russia, a right tributary of the Ob in Central Siberia. Its watershed lies within the Republic of Khakassia, Kemerovo Oblast, and Tomsk Oblast.[1] It is 827 kilometres (514 mi) long, and has a drainage basin of 62,000 square kilometres (24,000 sq mi).[2]

Железнодорожный мост через р.Томь.jpg
The Tom near Novokuznetsk
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Map of the Tom watershed
Native nameТомь
RegionKemerovo Oblast, Khakassia, Tomsk Oblast
CitiesSeversk, Tomsk, Yurga, Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk, Mezhdurechensk
Physical characteristics
SourceLevaya Tom
 • locationKhakassia
2nd sourcePravaya Tom
 • locationAbakan range
 • location
 • coordinates
56°53′25″N 84°27′24″E / 56.8904°N 84.4568°E / 56.8904; 84.4568Coordinates: 56°53′25″N 84°27′24″E / 56.8904°N 84.4568°E / 56.8904; 84.4568
Length827 km (514 mi)
Basin size62,000 km2 (24,000 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionObKara Sea
 • leftMrassu, Condom, Aba, Chernovoy Naryk, Unga, Iskitim
 • rightBelsu, Usa, Verchnaya Ters, Srednaya Ters, Nizhnaya Ters, Taydon, Basandayka, Ushayka

The Tom flows from the Abakan Range (a northern continuation of the Altai Mountains) northward through the Kuznetsk Basin. It joins the Ob approximately 50 kilometers (31 mi) north of Tomsk.

Cities on the Tom River include Mezhdurechensk, Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo, Yurga, Tomsk, and Seversk.

The Aba people live near the Tom River.

Main tributariesEdit

The largest tributaries of the Tom are, from source to mouth:[2]



  1. ^ Томь (река, приток Оби), Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  2. ^ a b Река ТОМЬ in the State Water Register of Russia (Russian)