||This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (February 2012)
Baksan River (Kabardino-Balkaria) in July 1958
Baksan River, also known as Azau (Russian: Баксан, Азау) is a river in Kabardino-Balkaria in Russia, a right tributary of the Malka River (Terek's basin). The Baksan is 173 kilometres (107 mi) long, with a drainage basin of 6,800 square kilometres (2,600 sq mi). The Baksan originates in the glaciers of the Elbrus. The towns of Tyrnyauz and Baksan are along the Baksan River.
Coordinates: 43°43′52″N 44°03′43″E / 43.73111°N 44.06194°E