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Where does the Yenisei River begin and end?
Description. The Yenisei River rises in Mongolia and flows northwards where it drains a large area in Siberia before finally flowing out into the Kara Sea in the Arctic Ocean via the Yenisei Gulf.
Where does the Yenisei River go through?
Yenisey River, also spelled Yenisei or Enisei, Evenk Ioanesi (“Great River”), river of central Russia, one of the longest rivers in Asia. The world’s sixth largest river in terms of discharge, the Yenisey runs from south to north across the great expanse of central Siberia.
The Angara River is navigable by medium-sized craft; however there are a few sets of small rapids (with deep channels in the middle). The Angara also has three large hydro-electric reservoirs (including the Bratsk dam which holds back the world’s largest man-made lake), and boats need to be portaged around the dams.
How deep is the Yenisei River?
The Yenisei has an average depth of 14 m (maximum 24 m), and in its lower reaches (north of the inflow of the Nizhnyaya Tunguska River) it is a braided river channel between 2 and 5 km wide.
Is the Nile the second longest river in the world?
Amazon River of South America is the second longest river in the world with a length of 6,400 km. But it is by far the largest river by water flow with an average discharge greater than the next seven largest rivers combined. It flows through Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Guyana.
Is the Yenisei River in Africa?
Course. The Yenisei River flows through two countries: Mongolia and Russia. The river then flows north for 2,167 miles along the border between Eastern and Western Siberia, before draining into the ice-cold waters of the Kara Sea. The river drains a total of 996,144 square miles of Central Siberia.
The Yenisei arises near the Kryzyl city of Russia at the confluence of its headstreams By-Khem (rising in the Eastern Sayan Mountains) and Ka-Khem (rising in Mongolia), and flows for a distance of 3,487 kilometers from this point until its ultimate drainage into the Kara Sea.
Where does the Yenisey River drain in Siberia?
The Yenisey divides the Western Siberian Plain in the west from the Central Siberian Plateau to the east; it drains a large part of central Siberia. It is the central one of three large Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean (the other two being the Ob and the Lena).
Which is the longest river in central Siberia?
Rising in Mongolia, it follows a northerly course to the Yenisei Gulf in the Kara Sea, draining a large part of central Siberia, the longest stream following the Yenisei-Angara-Selenga-Ider river system.
Are there any hydroelectric power stations on the Yenisei River?
A large number of hydroelectric power stations, generating a total of 25 million KW, have been built on different sections of the river and its tributaries. The Sayano (pictured at the top of the article) and Krasnoyarsk are two of the largest power stations to have been built upon the Yenisei itself.