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Tunguska(to͝on-go͞os`kə), name of three eastern tributaries of the YeniseiYenisei
, chief river of Siberia, c.2,500 mi (4,020 km) long, central Siberian Russia. It is formed at Kyzyl, Tuva Republic, by the junction of the Bolshoi Yenisei and Maly Yenisei rivers, which rise in the E Sayan Mts. along the Russian–Mongolian border.
..... Click the link for more information. River, Siberian Russia. The rivers cut across the swampy forests of E central Siberia, draining the Tunguska BasinTunguska Basin,
c.400,000 sq mi (1,036,000 sq km), Krasnoyarsk Territory and Sakha Republic, E central Siberian Russia, between the Yenisei and Lena rivers. It has a huge untapped coal reserve.
..... Click the link for more information. . Furthest north is the Lower Tunguska, Rus. Nizhnyaya Tunguska (nyēzh`nyīŭ to͝on-go͞os`kə), c.1,590 mi (2,600 km) long. It rises in the Central Siberian Plateau N of Lake Baykal and flows past Tura to join the Yenisei at Turukhansk. Flowing generally west, it is navigable (May–October) for c.1,100 mi (1,770 km). The Stony Tunguska, Rus. Podkamennaya Tunguska (pŭtkä`myĭnīŭ to͝on-go͞os`kə), c.980 mi (1,580 km) long, rises west of the headwaters of the Lower Tunguska. It flows generally NW past Baykit; there are rapids in its lower course. Upper Tunguska, Rus. Verkhnyaya Tunguska (vĕrk`nyəyə to͝on-go͞os`kə), is the name given to the lower course of the AngaraAngara
, river, c.1,150 mi (1,850 km) long, SE Siberian Russia, the outlet of Lake Baykal. After leaving the southwestern end of Lake Baykal, it flows north past Irkutsk and Bratsk, then turns west after receiving the Ilim River and flows into the Yenisei River near Strelka.
..... Click the link for more information. River. It flows generally west and joins the Yenisei at Strelka. The area of the three rivers is the home of the TungusTungus
, Siberian ethnic group, numbering perhaps 30,000. They are subdivided into the Evenki, who live in the area from the Yenisei and Ob river basins to the Pacific Ocean and from the Amur River to the Arctic Ocean, and the Lamut, who live on the coast of the Okhotsk Sea.
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a river in Khabarovsk Krai, RSFSR; a left tributary of the Amur. The Tunguska is 86 km long and drains an area of 30,200 sq km. Formed by the confluence of the Urmi River (458 km) and Kur River (434 km), it flows in the Lower Amur Lowland. It is fed primarily by rain. The mean flow rate 37 km from the mouth is 380 cu m per sec; the maximum flow rate is 5,100 cu m per sec, and the minimum, 7.25 cu m per sec. The Tunguska freezes in November and opens up in April. It is used for floating timber as far as the settlement of Nikolaevka. There is local shipping on the river. The settlement of Volochaevka Vtoraia is on the right bank.