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Frozen Angara River in Russian Siberia

58.3N 97.4E

February 7th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Russia - January 26th, 2010

Russia - January 26th, 2010

The Angara River is a 1,779 kilometer (1,105 mi) long river that runs across Irkutsk Oblast and Krasnoyarsk Krai in southeastern Siberia, Russia. It is the only river flowing out of Lake Baikal, and is a headwater of the Yenisei River. Here, the river appears as a white line crossing the snow-dusted Siberian landscape.

Leaving Lake Baikal near the settlement of Listvyanka, the Angara flows north past the Irkutsk Oblast’s cities of Irkutsk, Angarsk, Bratsk, and Ust-Ilimsk. It then turns west, enters the Krasnoyarsk Krai, and falls into the Yenisei near Strelka. Below its junction with the Ilim River the Angara has been known in the past as the Upper Tunguska.

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