Sura River

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Sura River
Sura River in Penza IMG 2613.JPG
Sura River in Penza
Sura basin-2.png
Map of the Sura River watershed
Country Russia
Physical characteristics
 - elevation 301 m (988 ft)
 - location
Cheboksary Reservoir
 - elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Length 841 km (523 mi)
Basin size 67,500 km2 (26,100 sq mi)
 - average 260 m3/s (9,200 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression Cheboksary ReservoirVolga RiverCaspian Sea

The Sura (Russian: Сура́, Chuvash: Сăр) is a river in Russia, a north-flowing right tributary of the Volga River. Its mouth on the Volga is about half way between Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan. It flows through Penza Oblast, Mordovia, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Chuvashia and Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. Its length is 841 km, it is navigable for 394 km from the mouth.

The city of Penza, and smaller towns Alatyr, Shumerlya, Yadrin lie along the Sura. At the confluence with the Volga there is a settlement of Vasilsursk.

The principal confluents of the Sura are the Penza River, the Pyana River, and the Alatyr River.

The Sura River near Alatyr.

External links

  • Media related to Sura River at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 56°07′21.33″N 45°58′16.54″E / 56.1225917°N 45.9712611°E / 56.1225917; 45.9712611

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