Zhizdra River

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Zhizdra River (Russian: Жиздра) is a river in Kaluga Oblast in Russia, Oka's left tributary. The length of the river is 223 km. The area of its basin is 9,170 km². the Zhizdra River freezes up in late November and stays icebound until early April. Its main tributaries are the Resseta, Vytebet, and Serena. The towns of Kozelsk and Zhizdra are located on the shores of the Zhizdra. The name is of Baltic origin (cf. Lithuanian žizdras 'thick sand, gravel').

The lower course of the Zhizdra is located in Ugra National Park.[1]


  1. ^ "Общие сведения о парке" (in Russian). Ugra National Park. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 

Coordinates: 54°14′09″N 36°11′38″E / 54.23583°N 36.19389°E / 54.23583; 36.19389