Vetluga (river)

Vetluga (Russian: Ветлу́га, IPA: [vʲɪtˈlugə], Mari: Вӱтла, Vütla) is a river in the Kirov Oblast, Kostroma Oblast, Mari El Republic and Nizhny Novgorod Oblast of Russia. It is a left tributary of the Volga.[1] Their confluence is near Kozmodemyansk. The river is navigable. It is 889 kilometres (552 mi) long, and has a drainage basin of 39,400 square kilometres (15,200 sq mi).[1] Its largest tributaries are Neya, Bolshaya Kaksha, Usta and Yuronga from the left and Vokhma and Lyunda from the right.[1] The town Vetluga is situated on the river.

Vetluga
Vetluga river.jpg
Location
CountryRussia
Physical characteristics
MouthVolga
 • coordinates
56°27′44″N 46°14′14″E / 56.46222°N 46.23722°E / 56.46222; 46.23722Coordinates: 56°27′44″N 46°14′14″E / 56.46222°N 46.23722°E / 56.46222; 46.23722
Length889 km (552 mi)
Basin size39,400 km2 (15,200 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average255 m3/s (9,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionVolgaCaspian Sea

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