Kodori River

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Река Кодор (7).jpg
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationCaucasus Major
 ⁃ elevation3,200 m (10,500 ft)
 ⁃ location
Black Sea
Length105 km (65 mi)
Basin size2,051 square kilometres (792 sq mi)
 ⁃ average144 m3/s (5,100 cu ft/s)
Kodori river (in red) on the map of Georgia.

The Kodori (Georgian: კოდორი, Kodori; Abkhazian: Кәыдры, Kwydry) is one of the two largest rivers of Abkhazia,[1] along with the Bzyb. It is formed by the joining of the rivers Sakeni and Gvandra. The Kodori is first among Abkhazia's rivers with respect to average annual discharge at 144 cubic metres per second (5,100 cu ft/s) and drainage basin area at 2,051 square kilometres (792 sq mi). It is second after the Bzyb with respect to length at 105 kilometres (65 mi) when combined with the Sak'en.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Abkhazia is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Abkhazia and Georgia. The Republic of Abkhazia unilaterally declared independence on 23 July 1992, but Georgia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Abkhazia has received formal recognition as an independent state from 7 out of 193 United Nations member states, 2 of which have subsequently withdrawn their recognition.
  2. ^ Dbar, Roman (1999). "Geography & The Environment". In George Hewitt (ed.). The Abkhazians - a handbook. Caucasus World; Peoples of the Caucasus & the Black Sea. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon. ISBN 0-7007-0643-7.

Coordinates: 42°49′14″N 41°07′55″E / 42.82056°N 41.13194°E / 42.82056; 41.13194