The Info List - Velikaya River

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Coordinates: 57°51′30.43″N 28°9′10.11″E / 57.8584528°N 28.1528083°E / 57.8584528; 28.1528083

Velikaya River

The Velikaya River
Velikaya River
in the city of Pskov

Country Russia

Physical characteristics

River mouth Lake Peipus

Length 430 km (270 mi)[1]


Average rate: 134 m3/s (4,700 cu ft/s)[1]

Basin features

Basin size 25,200 km2 (9,700 sq mi)[1]

Max. depth 7 m (23 ft)

For the Velikaya river in Far East Siberia, see Velikaya River (Chukotka). The Velikaya (Russian: Великая) is a river in Novosokolnichesky, Pustoshkinsky, Sebezhsky, Opochetsky, Pushkinogorsky, Ostrovsky, Palkinsky, and Pskovsky Districts of Pskov Oblast, as well as in the city of Pskov
in Russia. It is a major tributary of Lake Peipus
Lake Peipus
and belongs to the basin of the Narva River. It is 430 kilometres (270 mi) long, and the area of its basin 25,200 square kilometres (9,700 sq mi). The name of the river means literally "Grand" or "Great" in Russian. The towns of Opochka, Ostrov and Pskov
are located on the banks of the Velikaya. The principal tributaries of the Velikaya are the Alolya River (right), the Issa River (left), the Sorot River
Sorot River
(right), the Sinyaya River (left), the Utroya River
Utroya River
(left), the Kukhva River
Kukhva River
(left), the Cheryokha River
Cheryokha River
(right), and the Pskova River
Pskova River
(right). The source of the Velikaya is located in the Bezhanitsy Hills in the northwest of Novosokolnichesky District. The river flows south through a system of lakes to Lake Veryato, where it turns west. It accepts the Alolya from the right and gradually turns north, passing through the town of Opochka. Northwest of the urban-type settlement of Pushkinskiye Gory
Pushkinskiye Gory
it turns west, accepts the Sinyaya from the left and turns north. In the city of Pskov
the Velikaya accepts the Pskova from the right and turns northwest, forming a river delta as it enters Lake Peipus. The drainage basin of the Velikaya comprises vast areas in the west and southwest of Pskov
Oblast, as well as in the east of Latvia
and in the north of the Vitebsk Region
Vitebsk Region
of Belarus. The river has a significant historic importance. Pskov
was founded in 903, and the Velikaya provided it with access to the sea, via Lake Peipus and the Narva River. The Velikaya is navigable in its lower course (34 kilometres (21 mi)). References[edit]

^ a b c Великая (река в Псковской обл.). Great Soviet Encyclopedia. 

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