Tamir River

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Tamir Gol (Тамир гол)
Tamir River
River
Tamir river near Tsesterleg.jpg
Tamir River near Tsetserleg, Arkhangai
Name origin: Mongolian: tamir = strength, vigor
Country Mongolia
Aimag Arkhangai
Primary source Northern Tamir
 - location Ikh-Tamir sum
 - coordinates 47°5′55″N 100°36′20″E / 47.09861°N 100.60556°E / 47.09861; 100.60556
Secondary source Southern Tamir
 - location Bulgan sum
 - coordinates 46°55′40″N 100°49′35″E / 46.92778°N 100.82639°E / 46.92778; 100.82639
Confluence
 - location Battsengel sum
 - coordinates 47°46′10″N 102°1′0″E / 47.76944°N 102.01667°E / 47.76944; 102.01667
Mouth Orkhon River
 - location Ögii Lake, Ögii Nuur sum
 - coordinates 47°47′30″N 102°36′40″E / 47.79167°N 102.61111°E / 47.79167; 102.61111Coordinates: 47°47′30″N 102°36′40″E / 47.79167°N 102.61111°E / 47.79167; 102.61111

The Tamir (Mongolian: Тамир гол) is a river flowing through the valleys of the Khangai Mountains in the Arkhangai aimag of central Mongolia.

For most of its length, the Tamir is divided into two branches, the Northern Tamir (Хойт Тамир гол, Khoit Tamir gol) and the Southern Tamir (Урд Тамир гол, Urd Tamir gol). The Northern Tamir starts between the Shalkhagiin Khoit mountain range and the Togoo Mountain in the Ikh-Tamir sum.[1] The southern Tamir starts about 25 km to the south-west in the Bulgan sum at the end of the Khairkhny mountain range.[2] The two branches run a roughly north-eastern course up to their confluence at the sum center of Battsengel sum.[3]

The Tamir is a main tributary of the Orkhon River, which it meets in Ögii Nuur sum, opposite to the namesake Ögii Lake.[4]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Russian army map "100k--l47-046"". Maps for the world. Retrieved 2015-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Russian army map "100k--l47-012"". Maps for the world. Retrieved 2015-01-05. 
  4. ^ "Russian army map "100k--l48-002"". Maps for the world. Retrieved 2015-01-05.