Tobol River

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Map of the Ob-Irtysh drainage basin showing the Tobol river

Tobol is a river which is the main tributary of the Irtysh. Its length is 1660 km, and the area of its drainage basin is 395,000 km².


The Tobol River was one of the four important rivers of the Khanate of Sibir. In 1428 the khan was killed in a battle with the forces of Abu'l-Khayr Khan at the Battle of Tobol.[1]

In the 16th century, the Tobol was the eastern terminus of the portage route leading westward to the Vishera and Kama Rivers.

Cities and towns on the Tobol[edit]

Main tributaries[edit]


  1. ^ Forsyth, James (1992). A History of the Peoples of Siberia: Russia's North Asian Colony, 1581-1990. Cambridge University Press. p. 25. ISBN 0-521-47771-9. 

Coordinates: 58°09′14″N 68°12′55″E / 58.1539°N 68.2153°E / 58.1539; 68.2153