Sim River

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Sim River
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Oystercatcher on the Sim River in the city Asha
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CountryChelyabinsk Oblast and the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia
Physical characteristics
Main sourceSouthern Ural Mountains
630 m (2,070 ft)
River mouthBelaya River
Length239 km (149 mi)
  • Average rate:
    47.9 m3/s (1,690 cu ft/s) (103 km from the mouth)
Basin features
Basin size11,700 km2 (4,500 sq mi)

Sim River (Bashkir: Эҫем, Russian: Сим) is a river in Chelyabinsk Oblast and the Republic of Bashkortostan in Russia. It is a tributary of the Belaya River, part of the Volga watershed. Its length is 239 kilometers (149 mi).

The river has its sources in the southern Ural Mountains. It first flows in a north-northwesterly direction towards the towns of Sim and Minyar, before turning towards the west and then southwest. After passing the town of Asha the Sim crosses the border of Bashkortostan and continues towards the southwest and its confluence with the Belaya.

Ignateva Cave lies on its banks.

On the Sim River. Photo by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, 1910

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Coordinates: 54°29′07″N 56°26′14″E / 54.48528°N 56.43722°E / 54.48528; 56.43722