Shilka River

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Shilka River
Amur watershed.png
Location of the Shilka River within the Amur Basin
Country Russia, Mongolia
Basin features
Basin size 206,000 km2 (80,000 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 555 km (345 mi)
  • Average rate:
    440 m3/s (16,000 cu ft/s)
The S.S. AMUR on the Shilka River (c.1902)

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.

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