Abakan (river)

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The Abakan (Russian: Абака́н; Khakas: Ағбан, Ağban), (from the Khakas word for "bear's blood") is a river in the Republic of Khakassia, Russia.[1] It is a left tributary of the Yenisey. The river is used for log driving and irrigation. The city of Abakan is located at the confluence of the Abakan and the Yenisey.

The Abakan River
Abakan (river) is located in Khakassia
Abakan (river)
Mouth location
Native nameАбака́н (Russian)
StateRepublic of Khakassia
CitiesAbaza, Abakan
Physical characteristics
SourceBolshoy Abakan
2nd sourceMaly Abakan
 • location
 • coordinates
53°43′50″N 91°30′31″E / 53.73056°N 91.50861°E / 53.73056; 91.50861
Length327 km (203 mi)
Basin size32,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionYeniseyKara Sea


It is formed by the confluence of the rivers Bolshoy Abakan and Maly Abakan. It rises in the western Sayan Mountains and flows northeast through the Minusinsk Depression to the Yenisey. It is about 514 kilometres (319 mi) long from the Bolshoy Abakan's source, and 327 kilometres (203 mi) for the Abakan proper. Its drainage basin covers 32,000 square kilometres (12,000 sq mi).[2]

Basin of the Yenisey

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Abakan River | river, Russia | Britannica". Archived from the original on 2017-08-17. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  2. ^ "Река АБАКАН in the State Water Register of Russia". textual.ru (in Russian).

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