Ashit River

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Ashit, Aşıt River
Country Mari El and Tatarstan, Russia
Basin features
Main source Ashitbash, Arsky District, Tatarstan
River mouth Ilet River, Nurmuchash, Mari El
56°11′57″N 48°57′29″E / 56.19917°N 48.95806°E / 56.19917; 48.95806Coordinates: 56°11′57″N 48°57′29″E / 56.19917°N 48.95806°E / 56.19917; 48.95806
Basin size 1,087 km2 (420 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 83 km (52 mi)

The Ashit (Russian: Ашит) or Aşıt (Tatar: Cyrillic Ашыт, Latin Aşıt [ʌˈʂɯt]) is a river in Tatarstan and Mari El, Russian Federation, a left-bank tributary of the Ilet River. It is 83 kilometres (52 mi) long, and its drainage basin covers 1,087 square kilometres (420 sq mi).

Major tributaries are the Ura, Semit, Shashi, Urtemka, and Ilinka. The maximal mineralization 450 mg/l. The average sediment deposition at the river mouth per year is 180 millimetres (7.1 in). Drainage is regulated. The lower part of the valley is swamped.[1] Alat, Russia, and Bolshaya Atnya are in the river valley.


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