Egin-Gol

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Egin-Gol

 

(also Egiin-Gol), a river in the Mongolian People’s Republic, a left tributary of the Selenga River. The Egin-Gol is 475 km long and drains an area of 49,100 sq km. It originates in the lake Khubsugul and flows through a broad valley between mountains and hills; the river has many rapids. The water level rises in the spring, and in the summer there are freshets caused by the rains. The mean flow rate 40 km from the mouth is 100 cu m per sec. The Egin-Gol is frozen over for five or six months a year. The river is not navigable. The landing of Khatgal is situated on the shores of Khubsugul, the source of the Egin-Gol.

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