Kodori River

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Origin Caucasus Major
Mouth Black Sea
Basin countries Georgia, (Abkhazia[1])
Length 105 km (65 mi)
Source elevation 3,200 m (10,500 ft)
Avg. discharge 144 m3/s (5,100 cu ft/s)
Basin area 2,051 square kilometres (792 sq mi)

The Kodori, also known as Kodor, (Abkhaz: Кәыдры, Kwydry; Georgian: კოდორი, Kodori) is one of the two largest rivers of Abkhazia,[1] along with the Bzyb. It is formed by the joining of the rivers Sak'en and Gwandra. The Kodori is first among Abkhazia's rivers with respect to average annual discharge at 144 cubic metres per second (5,100 cu ft/s) and drainage basin area at 2,051 square kilometres (792 sq mi). It is second after the Bzyb with respect to length at 105 kilometres (65 mi) when combined with the Sak'en.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Abkhazia's status is disputed. It considers itself to be an independent state, but this is recognised by only a few other countries. The Georgian government and most of the world's other states consider Abkhazia de jure a part of Georgia's territory. In Georgia's official subdivision it is an autonomous republic, whose government sits in exile in Tbilisi.
  2. ^ Dbar, Roman (1999). "Geography & The Environment". In George Hewitt. The Abkhazians - a handbook. Caucasus World; Peoples of the Caucasus & the Black Sea. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon. ISBN 0-7007-0643-7. 

Coordinates: 42°49′14″N 41°07′55″E / 42.82056°N 41.13194°E / 42.82056; 41.13194