The Zeya (russian: Зе́я; from indigenous Evenki word "djee" (blade); zh, 结雅; mnc, m= , Mölendroff: jingkiri bira) is a northern, left
tributary A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem (or parent) river or a lake. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Tributaries and the main stem river drain the surrounding drainage basi ...
of the
Amur Oblast Amur Oblast ( rus, Аму́рская о́бласть, r=Amurskaya oblast, p=ɐˈmurskəjə ˈobləsʲtʲ) is a federal subjects of Russia, federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located on the banks of the Amur River, Amur and Zeya Rivers in th ...
Russia Russia (russian: link=no, Россия, , ), or the Russian Federation, is a country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the List of countries and dependencies by area, largest country in the world, covering and encompassing mo ...
. It is long, and has a drainage basin of .


The first Russian to enter the area was Vassili Poyarkov.


It rises in the Tokiysky Stanovik mountain ridge, a part of the Stanovoy Range. The Zeya flows through the Zeya Reservoir, at the junction of the Tukuringra Range and Dzhagdy Range, and joins the
near Blagoveshchensk, at the border with China. Regulation of river discharge by Zeya Hydroelectric Power Station, Zeya Dam mitigates extremities of river flow down to 5000 m³/s. The main tributaries of the Zeya are Tok (river), Tok, Mulmuga, Bryanta, Gilyuy, and Urkan (river), Urkan on the right, and Kupuri, Argi (river), Argi, Dep (river), Dep, Selemdzha, and Tom (Amur Oblast), Tom on the left.Зея (река в Амурской обл.)
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The river freezes from November to May. It is navigable with the most important river ports being Zeya, Russia, Zeya, Svobodny, Amur Oblast, Svobodny, and Blagoveshchensk.


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* Rivers of Amur Oblast {{Russia-river-stub