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The Yenisey River


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The Yenisey is the world's fifth-longest river at 3,434 miles. It runs south to north through Siberia and is often considered the boundary between the western and eastern parts of that region.

The river begins with the joining of the rivers Bii-Khem and Kaa-Khem, which head north to the Arctic Ocean. Much of the river is frozen over much of the year. The part near the mouth, however, is a good source of oil and hydroelectric power.

 

 

 Facts About the Yenisey River

Length

3,534 miles

Source(s)

Hangayn Mountains, Central Mongolia

Mouth

Kara Sea, Arctic Ocean

Countries Flows Through

Mongolia, Russia

Major Cities Flows By/Through

Krasnoyarsk, Igarka, Russia

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