The Ura (Russian: Ура), also known as Kamenka (Russian: Каменка) and Uksakan (Russian: Уксакан), is a river in Yakutia (Sakha Republic), Russia. It is a tributary of the Lena with a length of 181 kilometres (112 mi) and a drainage basin area of 2,830 square kilometres (1,090 sq mi).[1]

Ura
Ура (Каменка-Уксакан)
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Landscape of the Ura lower course
Ura (Lena) is located in Sakha Republic
Ura (Lena)
Mouth location in Yakutia, Russia
Location
CountryRussia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationLena Plateau
 • coordinates61°0′15″N 118°0′30″E / 61.00417°N 118.00833°E / 61.00417; 118.00833
MouthLena
 • coordinates
60°15′39″N 117°03′22″E / 60.26083°N 117.05611°E / 60.26083; 117.05611Coordinates: 60°15′39″N 117°03′22″E / 60.26083°N 117.05611°E / 60.26083; 117.05611
Length181 km (112 mi)
Basin size2,830 km2 (1,090 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionLenaLaptev Sea

The river flows across an uninhabited area of the Olyokminsky District.[2]

CourseEdit

The Ura is a left tributary of the Lena. It has its sources in the Lena Plateau, to the southeast of the course of the Ergedey, the main tributary of the Derba. The river heads in a roughly southwestern direction across taiga wooded areas with scattered lakes. In its lower course it encounters a hilly area where it first bends west, and then again to the southwest, meeting the Lena 2,366 kilometres (1,470 mi) from its mouth, 29 km (18 mi) southeast of the mouth of the Derba.[3][2]

The mouth of the Ura, having a picturesque knoll rising above it, is a tourist attraction regularly visited by river cruisers Demyan Bedny and Mikhail Svetlov. The Ura freezes yearly between October and May.[4]

FaunaEdit

Pike, burbot and sander are found in the waters of the Ura.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Река Ура (Каменка-Уксакан) in the State Water Register of Russia". textual.ru (in Russian).
  2. ^ a b "Топографска карта P-49, 50; M 1:1 000 000 - Topographic USSR Chart (in Russian)". Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  3. ^ Google Earth
  4. ^ Ура Лене.
  5. ^ ВОДНОЕ ХОЗЯЙСТВО РОССИИ: ПРОБЛЕМЫ, ТЕХНОЛОГИИ, УПРАВЛЕНИЕ

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