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Encyclopedia > Ural River
Ural River
Map of the Ural River watershed
Origin Russia
Mouth Caspian Sea
Basin countries Russia, Kazakhstan
Length 2,428 km (1,509 mi)
Source elevation  
Avg. discharge 400 m³/s
Basin area 231,000 km² (89,190 mi²)

The Ural (Russian: Урал, Kazakh: Жайық, Jayıq or Zhayyq), known as Yaik before 1775, is a river flowing through Russia and Kazakhstan. It arises in the southern Ural Mountains and ends at the Caspian Sea. Its total length is 1,509 mi (2,428 km). It forms part of the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia. Image File history File links Ural_river. ... [[ == Headline text == This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Caspian Sea is the largest lake on Earth by area[2], with a surface area of 371,000 square kilometers (143,244 sq mi) and a volume of 78,200 cubic kilometers (18,761 cu mi). ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... [[ == Headline text == This article does not cite its references or sources. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... Kazakh, also Kazak, Qazaq, Khazakh, Kosach, and Kaisak (Қазақ тілі in Cyrillic, Qazaq tili in the Latin alphabet, and قازاق تءىلءي in the Arabic alphabet) is a Western Turkic language closely related to Kyrgyz, Nogai and Karakalpak. ... Year 1775 (MDCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Map of the Ural Mountains The Ural Mountains (Russian: , Uralskiye gory) (also known as the Urals, the Riphean Mountains in Greco-Roman antiquity, and known as the Stone Belt) are a mountain range that runs roughly north and south through western Russia. ... The Caspian Sea is the largest lake on Earth by area[2], with a surface area of 371,000 square kilometers (143,244 sq mi) and a volume of 78,200 cubic kilometers (18,761 cu mi). ... Europe is traditionally reckoned as one of seven continents. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ...


It arises on the eastern side of the Urals, about 150 km north of Magnitogorsk, flows south through Magnitogorsk, and around the southern end of the Urals, through Orsk where it turns west for about 300 km, to Orenburg, when the Sakmara River joins. From Orenburg it continues west, passing into Kazakhstan, then turning south again at Oral, and meandering through a broad flat plain until it reaches the Caspian at Atyrau. A steel production facility in Magnitogorsk in the 1930s Magnitogorsk Magnitogorsk (Russian: ) is a mining and industrial city by the Ural River in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, with one of the largest iron and steel works in the country. ... Orsk (Russian: ) is a city in Orenburg Oblast, Russia, situated in the southern Urals, at . ... Orenburg (Russian: ) is a city on the Ural River and the administrative center of Orenburg Oblast in the Volga Federal District of Russia. ... The Sakmara River is a river in Russia that flows for 760 kilometers (470 miles). ... Oral (formerly Russian Uralsk) is a city in northwestern Kazakhstan on the Ural River close to the Russian border. ... Atyrau is a city in Kazakhstan. ...


Tributaries, in order going upstream:

  • Cagan River
  • Irtek River
  • Utva River
  • Ilek River
    • Bol'saja Chobda
  • Kindel'a River
  • Sakmara River
    • Salmys River
  • Or River
  • Suunduk River

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Ural - Encyclopedia.com (1138 words)
Ural, river, c.1,580 mi (2,540 km) long, rising in the S Urals, flowing through Russia and Kazakhstan.
The Ural River is a transport route to the north for oil, fish, and lumber; grain and cattle are generally shipped south on the river.
VimpelCom Announces the Acquisition of a GSM License Holder For the Ural Super-Region of Russia.
Urals. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (530 words)
or Ural Mountains, E European Russia and NW Kazakhstan, forming, together with the Ural River, the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia and separating the Russian plain from the W Siberian lowlands.
To the west, the Ural foothills slope gradually to the Volga.
The Urals industrial area (c.290,000 sq mi/751,100 sq km), a major Russia metallurgical region, is in the central and S Urals and the adjacent lowlands.
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