Salhir River

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Salhyr, Salgir, Salğır
Салгір, Салгир
Salgir Simferopol.jpg
Salhir River in Simferopol
Physical characteristics
Main source Chatyrdag, Crimea
River mouth Syvash of the Azov Sea
Length 204 km (127 mi)
  • Average rate:
    2 m3/s (71 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 3,750 km2 (1,450 sq mi)

The Salgir River (Cyrillic: Салгир; Crimean Tatar: Salğır) is the longest river of the Crimean Peninsula. Its length is 204 km, and its drainage basin is 3,750 km². The average discharge of the water is 2 m³/s.[1]

It is formed in the Chatyrdag mountains, and flows into the Syvash of the Azov Sea near Simferopol, the capital of the Republic of Crimea. Along the way, the river passes through the North Crimean Canal , previously a large affluent waters from Byuk Karasu River up north Novoivanovka (Nizhnegorsk) . It is mainly used for hydroelectricity and agricultural usage.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Simferopol. UKRTravel. Accessed April 17, 2012.

Coordinates: 45°38′53″N 35°00′22″E / 45.64806°N 35.00611°E / 45.64806; 35.00611