Angara River

related topics
{line, north, south}
{island, water, area}

The Angara River (Russian: Ангара́) is a 1,779 kilometers (1,105 mi) long river in Irkutsk Oblast and Krasnoyarsk Krai, south-east Siberia, Russia. It is the only river flowing out of Lake Baikal, and is a headwater of the Yenisei River.[1]

Leaving Lake Baikal near the settlement of Listvyanka (at 51°52′01″N 104°49′05″E / 51.867°N 104.818°E / 51.867; 104.818), the Angara flows north past the Irkutsk Oblast's cities of Irkutsk, Angarsk, Bratsk, and Ust-Ilimsk. It then turns west, enters the Krasnoyarsk Krai, and falls into the Yenisei near Strelka (at 58°06′07″N 92°59′28″E / 58.102°N 92.991°E / 58.102; 92.991, 40 km south-east of Lesosibirsk).:)

Below its junction with the Ilim River the Angara has been known in the past as the Upper Tunguska (Russian: Верхняя Тунгуска, Verkhnyaya Tunguska)[2][3] Confusingly, some maps (e.g., 1773 atlas by Kitchen - see illustration) referred to this same section of the Angara as Nizhnyaya Tunguska, i.e. the Lower Tunguska - the name that's currently applied to another river.

Contents

Dams and reservoirs

The Angara is dammed by the dams of three major hydroelectric plants that have been constructed since the 1950s.

Full article ▸

related documents
Oude Maas
Alabama River
Hari River, Afghanistan
Transport in the Bahamas
Transport in Chad
Main
Offa's Dyke Path
Glyndŵr's Way
River Aire
River Great Stour
New Jersey Route 48
Devonport Leat
Göta älv
Interstate 39
Connie Sue Highway
Alligator Alley
Wye Valley Walk
Transport in Algeria
River Stour, Suffolk
Segre River
River Avon, Warwickshire
Albula Range
Brownsburg, Indiana
Old World
U.S. Route 1
Livermore, New Hampshire
Transport in Guinea
Soča
Lake Abitibi
Moselle River