Kola River

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Kola River
Kola River.JPG
Country Russia
Basin
Main source Lake Kolozero
140 m (460 ft)
River mouth Kola Bay
Basin size 3,850 km2 (1,490 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 83 km (52 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    40 m3/s (1,400 cu ft/s)

Kola (Russian: Кола) is a river on the Kola Peninsula in Murmansk Oblast, Russia. It is 83 km long, with a drainage basin of 3,850 km². The river flows out of Lake Kolozero north into the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea, some 10 km south of Murmansk. The neighbouring Tuloma River has its mouth just one kilometer to the west. The average discharge is 40 m³/s, but there are large seasonal variations. Its largest tributaries is Kitza and Orlovka from the right, and Tukhta and Medvezhya from the left. The only town on the river is also called Kola.

Kola-Tuloma river basins. Kola basin in green

Coordinates: 68°53′N 33°02′E / 68.883°N 33.033°E / 68.883; 33.033