Sura River

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Sura River
Sura River in Penza IMG 2613.JPG
Sura River in Penza
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Map of the Sura River watershed
Physical characteristics
Main source301 m (988 ft)
River mouthCheboksary Reservoir
60 m (200 ft)
Length841 km (523 mi)
  • Average rate:
    260 m3/s (9,200 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionCheboksary ReservoirVolga RiverCaspian Sea
Basin size67,500 km2 (26,100 sq mi)

The Sura (Russian: Сура́, Chuvash: Сăр) is a river in Russia, a north-flowing right tributary of the Volga River. Its mouth on the Volga is about half way between Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan. It flows through Penza Oblast, Mordovia, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Chuvashia and Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. Its length is 841 km, it is navigable for 394 km from the mouth.

The city of Penza, and smaller towns Alatyr, Shumerlya, Yadrin lie along the Sura. At the confluence with the Volga there is a settlement of Vasilsursk.

The principal confluents of the Sura are the Penza River, the Pyana River, and the Alatyr River.

The Sura River near Alatyr.

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Coordinates: 56°07′21.33″N 45°58′16.54″E / 56.1225917°N 45.9712611°E / 56.1225917; 45.9712611