Samara (Volga)

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Samara River
Old bridge Samara.jpg
Samara river in the city of Samara
Physical characteristics
 • coordinates
53°10′01″N 50°03′43″E / 53.16694°N 50.06194°E / 53.16694; 50.06194Coordinates: 53°10′01″N 50°03′43″E / 53.16694°N 50.06194°E / 53.16694; 50.06194
Length594 km (369 mi)
Basin size46,500 km2 (18,000 sq mi)
 • averageapprox. 50 m3/s (1,800 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionVolgaCaspian Sea
Lower Samara from space, Ural River at lower right

The Samara (Russian: Сама́ра, IPA: [sɐˈmarə]) is a river in Russia and a left-bank tributary of the Volga. It flows into the larger river at the city of Samara.[1] Its largest tributary is the Bolshoy Kinel.[2] It is 594 kilometres (369 mi) long, and its drainage basin covers 46,500 square kilometres (18,000 sq mi).[3]


The asteroid 26922 Samara was named in honour of the river and city on 1 June 2007.[4]


  1. ^ Simon Richmond (2009). "Ulyanovsk and Samara". Russia (Ebook ed.). Lonely Planet. p. 447. ISBN 9781742203737.
  2. ^ Самара (река в Оренбургской и Куйбышевской обл.), Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  3. ^ «Река Бездна», Russian State Water Registry.
  4. ^ JPL