Taymyr River

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Karte Taimyr.png
Basin of the Taymyr.
Native name Таймыра
Country Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
Basin features
Main source Confluence of two head rivers in the Byrranga Mountains.
150 m (490 ft)
River mouth Kara Sea
0 m (0 ft)
Basin size 124,000 km2 (48,000 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 840 km (520 mi) (total)
  • Average rate:
    1,220 m3/s (43,000 cu ft/s)

The Taymyr River (Russian: Таймыра, hence also known as Taimyra River) is a 840-mile (1,350 km) long[1] river in Russia. It is located in the middle of the Taymyr Peninsula in the Krasnoyarsk Krai administrative region of the Russian Federation.[2]


  • The Upper Taymyr flows into Lake Taymyr from the west and is the largest river flowing into the lake basin. Its length is 567 km counting the 68 km stretch of the main one of its source rivers (Russian: Первая Голова Таймыры). Its main tributary is the Logata, coming from the right. The length of its course in the Taymyr Lake is 86 km.
  • The Lower Taymyr flows out of Lake Taymyr northwards across the Byrranga mountain region into the Taymyr Gulf. Its length is 187 km. The river's mouth forms an estuary where its waters join the Kara Sea. The Lower Taymyr River freezes up in late September or early October and stays under the ice until June on an average year. Its main tributary is the Shrenk, coming from the left.


  1. ^ Таймыра — статья из Большой советской энциклопедии. Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  2. ^ Encyclopedia - Taymyra

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Coordinates: 76°06′40″N 99°47′20″E / 76.1111°N 99.7889°E / 76.1111; 99.7889