Amga River

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Amga River
Amga River near Verkhnyaya Amga.jpg
Amga River near Verkhnyaya Amga
Amga River is located in Sakha Republic
Amga River
Location in the Sakha Republic, Russia
Location
CountryRussia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationAldan Highlands
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Aldan River
Length1,462 km (908 mi)
Basin size69,300 km2 (26,800 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ average178 m3/s (6,300 cu ft/s)

Amga River (Russian: Амга; Yakut: Амма) is a river in Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. The length of the river is 1,462 kilometres (908 mi). The area of its basin is 69,300 square kilometres (26,800 sq mi). The Amga River freezes up in the first half of October and stays under the ice until May.

Course[edit]

The river has its source in the Aldan Highlands. It forms the eastern limit of the Lena Plateau. It is the biggest tributary of the Aldan River, which it joins on the left bank a few miles west of Khandyga.[1]

In some stretches river Amga is flanked by pillar-like rock formations.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Приленское плато, Great Soviet Encyclopedia

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Coordinates: 62°37′41″N 134°55′11″E / 62.628087638°N 134.919662476°E / 62.628087638; 134.919662476