Shilka River

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Shilka River
Amur watershed.png
Location of the Shilka River within the Amur Basin
Basin countries Russia, Mongolia
Length 555 km (345 mi)
Avg. discharge 440 m³/s (15,540 ft³/s)
Basin area 206,000 km² (79,536,6 mi²)

The Shilka (Russian: Ши́лка) is a river in Zabaykalsky Krai, south-eastern Russia. It has a length of 560 km (350 mi). It originates as a confluence of the Onon and Ingoda rivers. Its confluence with the Ergune on the Russia-China border gives rise to the Amur River. The river is navigable for its entire length. The name derives from Evenki shilki 'narrow valley.'[1]


  1. ^ E.M. Pospelov, Geograficheskie nazvaniya mira (Moscow: Russkie slovari, 1998), p. 473.

The S.S. AMUR on the Shilka River (c.1902)

Coordinates: 53°19′58″N 121°28′49″E / 53.33278°N 121.48028°E / 53.33278; 121.48028