Ilovlia

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Ilovlia

 

an urban-type settlement and administrative center of Ilovlia Raion, Volgograd Oblast, RSFSR. Located 75 km northwest of the city of Volgograd, on the Ilovlia River (tributary of the Don). Railroad junction. Ilovlia is the site of a dairy, a plant for the production of asphalt, and a grain and livestock-breeding sovkhoz.


Ilovlia

 

a river in Saratov and Volgograd oblasts, RSFSR; a left tributary of the Don. Length, 358 km; basin area, 9,250 sq km. The river flows from the Volga Upland and is fed largely by melted snow. At the village of Ilovlia, 22 km from the mouth, the average water flow is 9.6 cu m per sec. The Ilovlia freezes in the beginning of December and thaws at the end of March or the beginning of April. In the summer the river is broken up into separate stretches. In the 16th and 18th centuries attempts were made to join the Ilovlia and Volga rivers by canal in the region of the city of Kamyshin. Since ancient times the area has been the site of a portage linking the Don basin with the Volga.

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