Kir (river)

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Kir
Lumi i Kirit[1]
Kir Gorge at Plan.jpg
Kir Gorge at Plan
Location
CountryAlbania
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationAlbanian Alps
Mouth 
 - location
Great Drin
 - coordinates
42°02′35″N 19°29′56″E / 42.04306°N 19.49889°E / 42.04306; 19.49889Coordinates: 42°02′35″N 19°29′56″E / 42.04306°N 19.49889°E / 42.04306; 19.49889
 - elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Basin features
ProgressionGreat DrinBojanaAdriatic Sea

The Kir (Albanian: Kir or Kiri) is a river in northern Albania that first flows south-southwest and then southwest out of the North Albanian Alps and enters a distributary of the Drin just below Shkodër.[2]

In the upper reaches the river cuts the "Canyon of the Kir" with dramatic cliffs. Just outside Shkodër, in Mes, the old stone Mes Bridge crosses the Kir.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lumi i Kirit (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Kiri (Variant) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ "Kiri", Topographic map 1:250,000, Titograd, NK-34-04, series 1501, United States Defense Intelligence Agency

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