Voghji (river)

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Voghji
Oxçu
Kapan river mot.jpg
The Voghji river in Kapan
Location
Countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationMount Kaputjugh
 • coordinates39°09′22″N 46°01′01″E / 39.1560878°N 46.0170085°E / 39.1560878; 46.0170085
MouthAras
 • coordinates
39°01′53″N 46°45′23″E / 39.0314526°N 46.7562675°E / 39.0314526; 46.7562675Coordinates: 39°01′53″N 46°45′23″E / 39.0314526°N 46.7562675°E / 39.0314526; 46.7562675
Length82 km (51 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionArasKuraCaspian Sea
Tributaries 
 • rightVachagan

The Voghji (Armenian: Ողջի, romanizedOġǰi; Azerbaijani: Oxçu) is a river on the south slopes of the Lesser Caucasus range, and is a left tributary of Araks. It flows through the territory of Armenia and Azerbaijan.

In its upper reaches, it has formed a deep canyon which, near the city of Kapan, turns into a wide valley. It is fed by a range of sources.

The cities of Zangilan and Mincivan in Azerbaijan—formerly administered by the Republic of Artsakh—and Kajaran and Kapan in Armenia lie along the banks of the river.

Along the river, there are the Kapan and Voghji hydro-electric power stations.

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References[edit]

  • "Geographic Characteristic of the Republic of Armenia" (PDF). Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  • Our Waters: Joining Hands Across Borders - First Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwater. 2007. p. 109. ISBN 978-9211169720.