Shishged River

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Shishged River (Шишгэд гол)
Countries Mongolia, Russia
Aimag Khövsgöl
 - right Sharga River, Tengis River
 - location Khoridol Saridag mountains
Mouth Kyzyl-Khem
 - coordinates 51°30′N 98°2′E / 51.500°N 98.033°E / 51.500; 98.033Coordinates: 51°30′N 98°2′E / 51.500°N 98.033°E / 51.500; 98.033
Length 344 km (214 mi)

The Shishged River (Mongolian: Шишгэд гол, Russian: Шишгид-Гол) a river in northern Mongolia and in Tuva. It is part of the Yenisei's drainage basin, and the headwaters of the so-called Little (Small) Yenisei. It flows through the Darkhad Valley in northwestern Khövsgöl aimag, Mongolia and then westward through the Ulaan Taiga Mountain range to Russia. There it is joined by the Büsein River and Bilin Rivers to form the Kyzyl-Khem. Of its 344 km length, 298 are in Mongolia. A bridge has been erected near Renchinlkhümbe sum center.

Encyclopædia Britannica, Great Soviet Encyclopedia and Great Russian Encyclopedia do not view Shishged River as a separate river and include it to the upper reaches of the Little Yenisei River.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Yenisey River at Britannica
  2. ^ Малый Енисей at GSE
  3. ^ В «Словаре современных географических названий»
  4. ^ Шишхид-Гол at GSE.

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