Little Yenisei River

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Little Yenisei River (Малый Енисей
Tuvan: Каа-Хем
Small Yenisei
Ka-Hem river.jpg
Countries Mongolia, Russia
States Khövsgöl, Tuva
 - right Sharga River, Tengis River
 - location Khoridol Saridag mountains
Mouth Yenisei River
 - coordinates 51°30′N 98°2′E / 51.500°N 98.033°E / 51.500; 98.033Coordinates: 51°30′N 98°2′E / 51.500°N 98.033°E / 51.500; 98.033
Length 680 km (423 mi)

Little Yenisei River (Russian: Малый Енисей) a river in northern Mongolia and in Tuva. It is part of the Yenisei's drainage basin. It flows through the Darkhad Valley in northwestern Khövsgöl aimag, Mongolia and then westward through the Ulaan Taiga Mountain range to Russia. There it is joined by the Büsein River and Bilin Rivers to form the Kyzyl-Khem. Of its 680 km[citation needed] length, 298 are in Mongolia. A bridge has been erected near Renchinlkhümbe sum center.

Originated in northern Mongolia,[1] called Shishged Gol (Mongolian: Шишгэд гол; Russian: Шишхид-Гол).[2][3][4] First, under the name of the Kyzyl-Khem (Russian: Кызыл-Хем, Tuvan: Кызыл-Хем - red river) and then Ka-Khem (Russian: Ка-Хем, Tuvan: Каа-Хем - little river) continues in Tuva (Russia).


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