Vyatka River

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Vyatka River
Vyatka.jpg
View of the Vyatka at Kirov
Mouth Kama River
Basin countries Russia
Length 1,314 km
Avg. discharge 890 m³/s
Basin area 129,000 km²

The Vyatka River (Russian: Вя́тка; IPA: [ˈvʲætkə]; Tatar Cyrillic: Нократ, Latin: Noqrat; Mari: Виче, Viče, Udmurt: Ватка, Vatka) is a river in Kirov Oblast and the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia, right tributary of the Kama River. It is 1,314 km in length. The area of its basin is 129,000 km².

The Vyatka River begins in the northern parts of Udmurtia. It freezes up in the early November and stays under the ice until the second half of April. Its principal tributaries are Kobra, Letka, Velikaya, Moloma, Pizhma, Cheptsa, Bystritsa, Voya, and Kilmez Rivers. The Vyatka River teems with fish: bream, roach, tench, sheat fish, pike, European perch, zander, etc.

The Vyatka River is navigable from its mouth to the city of Kirov (700 km). Main ports: Kirov, Kotelnich, Sovetsk, and Vyatskiye Polyany.

Map of the Volga watershed with the Vyatka highlighted

Coordinates: 58°20′N 52°20′E / 58.333°N 52.333°E / 58.333; 52.333