Coordinates: 43°24′34″N 40°27′44″E / 43.40933°N 40.46214°E / 43.40933; 40.46214
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The Iupshara at its source
Iupshara is located in Abkhazia
Iupshara is located in Georgia
CountryGeorgia (Abkhazia[1])
Physical characteristics
SourceLake Ritsa
 • coordinates43°28′19″N 40°32′00″E / 43.47182°N 40.53320°E / 43.47182; 40.53320
 • location
Gega River
 • coordinates
43°24′34″N 40°27′44″E / 43.40933°N 40.46214°E / 43.40933; 40.46214
Length12.6 km (7.8 mi)
Basin size170 km2 (66 sq mi)

The Iupshara (Georgian: იუფშარა, Russian: Юпшара, Abkhaz: Ҩҧсара) is a river in northern Abkhazia.[1] The river flows from Lake Ritsa to the Gega River, a tributary of the Bzyb River.

The total length of the river is 12.6 km (7.8 mi) with a gradient of 48.7 m/km (257 ft/mi). It drains an area of 170 km2 (66 sq mi). The highest discharge of the Iupshara is in May, 29.6 m3/s (1,050 cu ft/s), and the lowest in February, 0.94 m3/s (33 cu ft/s).[2]


  1. ^ a b The political status of Abkhazia is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Georgia in 1992, Abkhazia is formally recognised as an independent state by 5 UN member states (two other states previously recognised it but then withdrew their recognition), while the remainder of the international community recognizes it as as de jure Georgian territory. Georgia continues to claim the area as its own territory, designating it as Russian-occupied territory.
  2. ^ "о водном путешествии с эл. 5 к.с. по р.р.Юпшара-Гега-Бзыбь, совершённому на катамаранах с 30 августа по 9 сентября 2005г. группой из г. Москвы под руководством Боброва А.В." Retrieved 2016-11-27.