Inva River

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Inva River
Kama basin.png
Scheme of the Kama River Basin.
Origin Upper Kama Upland
Mouth Kama River
Basin countries Russia
Length 257 km (160 mi)
Basin area 5,920 km2 (2,290 sq mi)

Inva (Russian: Иньва) – is a river in Perm Krai, Russia. It begins in the Upper Kama Upland near the border of Kirov oblast. Then, it flows through Komi-Permyak Okrug and into Kama Reservoir, forming Invensky Bay.

The river is 252 kilometres (157 mi) long with a drainage basin of 5,920 square kilometres (2,290 sq mi). It is frozen from early November to late April. The town of Kudymkar is along the Inva River.

The main tributaries are Velva and Kuva (left), Yusva (right).


The name of the river is formed from the Komi-Permyak words “инь” (woman) and “ва” (water), which can be translated as “female water”.

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Coordinates: 58°59′54″N 55°52′13″E / 58.99833°N 55.87028°E / 58.99833; 55.87028