Pechora River

Pechora River

Pechora ( _ru. Печо́ра; Komi: unicode|Печӧра; Nenets: Санэроˮ яха) is a major river in European Russia (Komi Republic and Nenets Autonomous Okrug). It is 1,809 km long.

The river rises in the Ural Mountains in the south-eastern corner of the Komi Republic, and flows north or north-west through Yaksha, Ust-Ilych, Troitsko-Pechorsk, Vuktyl, Pechora, and Naryan-Mar before entering the Pechora Bay inlet of the Pechora Sea at Nosovaya. The headwaters of the Pechora and its tributary the Ilych are a protected natural area, the Pechora-Ilych Nature Reserve.

Pechora River is still one of the most polluted rivers in Europe.Fact|date=January 2008

Connections with the Kama

Before the arrival of the railroad to the Pechora, an important way of travel to the region was via a portage road, from Cherdyn in the Kama River basin to Yaksha on the Pechora.

A project for a Pechora-Kama Canal along the same general route was widely discussed in the 1960s through 1980s, this time not as much for transportation, but for the diversion of some of the water of the Pechora to the Kama, as part of a grand Northern river reversal scheme. However, no construction work was carried out on the route of the proposed canal, other than a triple nuclear explosion in 1971, which excavated a crater over 600 m long.

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  • Pechora-Ilych Nature Reserve — ( ru. Печоро Илычский заповедник, Pechoro Ilychsky zapovednik ) is a nature reserve in the Komi Republic, Russia. It currently occupies 7,213 square kilometers and forms the core of the World Heritage Site Virgin Komi Forests.LocationThe nature… …   Wikipedia

  • Pechora — ( ru. Печора) is a town in the Komi Republic, Russia. It is situated on the Pechora River, near the northern Ural Mountains. Population: 48,700 (2002 Census). It is served by Pechora Airport and is affiliated with the nearby Pechora Kamenka… …   Wikipedia

  • Pechora Sea — Russian Pechorskoye More Sea, southeastern extension of the Barents Sea, north of European Russia. It is located between Kolguyev Island and the Yugorsky Peninsula. Although it is blocked by floating ice from November to June, its cod, seals, and …   Universalium

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  • Pechora Sea — ( ru. Печорское море, or Pechorskoye More), is a sea at the north west of Russia, the south eastern part of the Barents Sea. The western border of the sea is off Kolguyev Island, while the eastern border is the western coasts of Vaygach Island… …   Wikipedia

  • Pechora — [pe chôr′ə; ] Russ [ pye chô′rä] river in N European Russia, flowing from the Urals north into the Barents Sea: 1,110 mi (1,786 km) …   English World dictionary

  • Pechora — geographical name river over 1100 miles (1770 kilometers) NE Russia in Europe flowing N into Barents Sea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pechora — /peuh chawr euh, chohr euh/; Russ. /pyi chyaw rddeuh/, n. a river in the NE Russian Federation in Europe, flowing from the Ural Mountains to the Arctic Ocean. 1110 mi. (1785 km) long. * * * …   Universalium

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