Ardon River

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Coordinates: 42°58′05″N 44°09′11″E / 42.968°N 44.153°E / 42.968; 44.153

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Country North Ossetia–Alania (Russia)
Basin features
Main source The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range
River mouth Terek River
Basin size 2,700 km2 (1,000 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 102 km (63 mi)

Ardon River (Russian: Ардон, Ossetian: Æрыдон, Ærydon) is a river in North Ossetia–Alania in Russia. It flows north and somewhat east to join the Terek River northwest of Vladakavkaz. Its main tributary is the Fiagdon River which parallels it on the east and joins it near its mouth. The length of the Ardon is 102 km, the area of its drainage basin is 2700 km². The Ardon originates in the glaciers of the Greater Caucasus. The Ossetian Military Road crossed the valley of the Ardon River.


This article includes content derived from the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 1969–1978, which is partially in the public domain.