Salhir River

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Salhyr, Salgir, Salğır
Салгір, Салгир
Salgir Simferopol.jpg
Salhir River in Simferopol
Origin Chatyrdag, Crimea
Mouth Syvash of the Azov Sea
Length 204 km
Avg. discharge 2 m³/s
Basin area 3,750 km²

The Salhyr River (Cyrillic: Салгир; Crimean Tatar: Salğır) is the longest river in the Crimea. Its length is 204 km, and its drainage basin is 3,750 km². The average discharge of the water is 2 m³/s.[1]

It is formed in the Chatyrdag mountains, and flows into the Syvash of the Azov Sea near the capital of the autonomous republic, Simferopol. Along the way, the river passes through the North Crimean Canal. It is mainly used for hydroelectricity and agricultural usage.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simferopol. UKRTravel. Accessed April 17, 2012.
  2. ^ Facts about Salhir River. TrueKnowledge.com. Accessed April 17, 2012.

Coordinates: 45°38′53″N 35°00′22″E / 45.64806°N 35.00611°E / 45.64806; 35.00611