Aktay River

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Coordinates: 54°59′53″N 49°46′05″E / 54.998°N 49.768°E / 54.998; 49.768

Aqtay, Aktay River
Countries Tatarstan, Russia
Basin features
Main source Verkhnie Mataki, Alkeyevsky District
River mouth Izmeri, Spassky District
53 m (174 ft)
Basin size 1,016 km2 (392 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 89 km (55 mi)
  • Average rate:
    422 m3/s (14,900 cu ft/s)

The Aktay (Russian: Актай) or Aqtay (Tatar: Cyrillic Актай, Latin Aqtay) is a river in Tatarstan, Russian Federation, a left-bank tributary of the Volga River, falling into the Kuybyshev Reservoir near Izmeri. It is 89 kilometres (55 mi) long, and its drainage basin covers 1,016 square kilometres (392 sq mi).

The major tributaries are Chelninka, Salmanka, and Romodanka. The maximal mineralization is 500 to 700 mg/l. The average sediment deposition at the river mouth each year is 71 millimetres (2.8 in). Drainage is regulated. In the upper stream use to dry.[1] Bazarnye Mataki is along the river.


  1. ^ (Tatar) "Актай". Tatar Encyclopaedia. Kazan: The Republic of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. Institution of the Tatar Encyclopaedia. 2002.