Ufa (river)

The Ufa (Russian: Уфа, Bashkir: Ҡариҙел, Qaridhel, Qaraidel, literally The Black Idel) is a river in the Ural Mountains, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Sverdlovsk Oblast, and the Republic of Bashkortostan; a right tributary of the river Belaya.[1][2] It is 918 kilometres (570 mi) long, and its basin covers 53,100 square kilometres (20,500 sq mi).[3] It freezes up between late October and early December and stays under the ice until April or May. Pavlovka Hydroelectric Station is along the Ufa. The river's water is widely used for water supply. The main ports are Krasnoufimsk and Ufa (at the mouth of the river).

Ufa
UfaRiver.jpg
Native nameҠариҙел - Qaridhel
Location
CountryRussia
Physical characteristics
MouthBelaya
 • coordinates
54°40′41″N 55°59′26″E / 54.67806°N 55.99056°E / 54.67806; 55.99056Coordinates: 54°40′41″N 55°59′26″E / 54.67806°N 55.99056°E / 54.67806; 55.99056
Length918 km (570 mi)
Basin size53,100 km2 (20,500 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average388 m3/s (13,700 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionBelayaKamaVolgaCaspian Sea

TributariesEdit

The largest tributaries of the Ufa are, from source to mouth:[3]

  • Serga (right)
  • Bisert (right)
  • Ay (left)
  • Tyuy (right)
  • Yuryuzan (left)
  • Usa (right)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ufa". Merriam Webster. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. ^ Уфа (река), Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  3. ^ a b «Река УФА», Russian State Water Registry