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Coordinates: 54°38′06″N 87°22′53″E / 54.63500001°N 87.3813888989°E / 54.63500001; 87.3813888989

The Tom River (Russian: Томь, IPA: [tomʲ], Shor: Том) is a river in Russia, a right tributary of the Ob River in Central Siberia. Its watershed lies within the Republic of Khakassia, Kemerovo Oblast, and Tomsk Oblast.

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Tom near Novokuznetsk
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Map of the Tom River watershed
Native nameТомь
RegionKemerovo Oblast, Republic of Khakassia, Tomsk Oblast
CitiesSeversk, Tomsk, Yurga, Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk, Mezhdurechensk
Physical characteristics
SourceLevaya Tom River
 ⁃ locationKhakassia
2nd sourcePravaya Tom River
 ⁃ locationAbakan range
MouthOb River
 ⁃ location
Ob River, Tomsk Oblast
Length827 km (514 mi)
Basin size62,030 km2 (23,950 sq mi)
Basin features
 ⁃ leftAba River (Russia), Condom River, Mras-Su River, Unga River, Iskitimka River
 ⁃ rightBelsu River, Taydon River, Nizhnaya Ters River, Srednaya Ters River, Verchnaya Ters River, Usa River (Kemerovo Oblast), Basandayka River, Ushayka River

The river is 827 kilometers (514 mi) long. It 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.