Greater Liakhvi River

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Greater Liakhvi River
Great Liakhvi from Gori Fortress.jpg
Greater Liakhvi in Gori
Basin countries  South Ossetia,  Georgia
Length 115 km (71 mi)
Basin area 2,311 km2 (892 sq mi)
Greater Liakhvi River

The Greater Liakhvi River (Georgian: ლიახვი, Ossetian: Стыр Леуахи, Styr Leuakhi) is a river in central Georgia, which rises on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in the de facto independent region of South Ossetia and flows into the Kura (Mtkvari) River. The cities of Tskhinvali and Gori lie along the banks of the Great Liakhvi. The river is mainly fed by the melting snows and glacier runoff of the Caucasus Mountains as well as by underground water sources. Liakhvi reaches its highest water volume in the spring and summer while the lowest volume is recorded in the winter, when some segments of the river freeze over.

The Little Liakhvi River is a tributary.

Coordinates: 41°58′23″N 44°06′29″E / 41.97306°N 44.10806°E / 41.97306; 44.10806