Tavda


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Tavda

 

a city under oblast jurisdiction and administrative center of Tavda Raion, Sverdlovsk Oblast, RSFSR. Landing on the right bank of the Tavda River of the Ob’ River basin. Railroad station 353 km northeast of Sverdlovsk. Population, 47,000 (1974). An important center of the lumber industry, Tavda has woodworking and plywood combines, as well as a hydrolysis plant and a shipyard. There is a mechanical woodworking technicum in the city.


Tavda

 

a river in Sverdlovsk and Tiumen’ oblasts, RSFSR; a left tributary of the Tobol River of the Ob’ River basin. The Tavda is formed by the confluence of the Loz’va and Sos’va rivers, which originate on the eastern slopes of the Northern Urals. It is 719 km long and drains an area of 88,100 sq km. It flows through a wide valley in the Western Siberian Plain, meandering considerably. It is fed mainly by snow. The annual range of fluctuation in the water level is approximately 6 m. The mean flow rate 237 km from the mouth is 462 cu m per sec; the maximum is 3,250 cu m per sec, and the minimum, 11.4 cu m per sec. The Tavda freezes in early November and opens up in late April. The main tributary is the Pelym, on the left. There is a nelma spawning ground in the upper Tavda. The river, which is used for floating timber, is also navigable. The city of Tavda is located on the river.

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