Baksan River

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Baksan River (Kabardino-Balkaria), picture - 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 length of the Baksan is 173 km, the area of its drainage basin is 6,800 km². The Baksan originates in the glaciers of the Elbrus. The towns of Tyrnyauz and Baksan are located on the Baksan River.

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Coordinates: 43°43′52″N 44°03′43″E / 43.73111°N 44.06194°E / 43.73111; 44.06194