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Location of the Shilka River within the Amur Basin
|Basin size||206,000 km2 (80,000 sq mi)|
|Length||555 km (345 mi)|
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.'
- E.M. Pospelov, Geograficheskie nazvaniya mira (Moscow: Russkie slovari, 1998), p. 473.
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