Ulvich River

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Ulvich River
Basin features
Main source Kvarkush
River mouth Yayva River
Basin size 401 km2 (155 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 72 km (45 mi)

Ulvich (Russian: Ульвич) is a river in Perm Krai, Russia, a right tributary of the Yayva River. It is 72 kilometres (45 mi) long, and its drainage basin covers 401 square kilometres (155 sq mi). It starts on the west slope of the Kvarkush mountain range. Its mouth is downstream of the village Sukhaya, 207 kilometres (129 mi) from the mouth of the Yayva River. There are some small tributaries.


The most believable version of the origin of the river’s name is that it is a composition of the words ‘ul’ (‘wet’ in Mansi language) and ‘vich’ (‘branch’ from Russian ‘vichka’), so it can be translated as ‘wet branch’. Also, it is may be from the word ‘vidz’ (meadow), in which case Ulvich means ‘wet meadow’.


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