Water bodies of Azerbaijan
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Below is a list of the water bodies of Azerbaijan.
Rivers[change | edit source]
Rivers form the main part of the water systems of Azerbaijan. There are 8,359 rivers of various lengths within Azerbaijan. Of them 8,188 rivers are less than 25 kilometers in length. Only 24 rivers are over 100 kilometers long. The largest rivers that flow through the country are:
- Ganikh, located in Alazan
- Qabirri also known as Iori
- Tartarchay (tributaries Levçay, Ağdabançay, Turağayçay)
River system[change | edit source]
The rivers in Azerbaijan can be divided into three groups:
- The Kur basin rivers (Qanix, Qabirri, Turyan, Agstafa, Shekir, Terter, Khachin, etc.)
- The Araz basin rivers (Arpachay, Nakhchivan, Okhchu, Hekeri, Kondelenchay, etc.)
- Rivers, flowing directly into the Caspian Sea (Samur, Gudyal, Velvele, Vilesh, Lenkeran, etc.)
Kura and Aras[change | edit source]
The Kura and Aras are the most popular rivers in Azerbaijan. The rivers directly flow into the Caspian Sea. They come from the north-eastern slope of the Greater Caucasus and Talysh Mountains and run along the Samur-Devechi and Lenkeran lowlands.
Lakes[change | edit source]
- Lake Hadjikabul - the largest lake of the Azerbaijan (after the Caspian Sea)
- Lake Boyukshor
- Lake Sarysu
- Lake Goygol
- Boyuk Alagol
Reservoirs[change | edit source]
There are over 60 water reservoirs. These help guide the river flow in Azerbaijan. The largest water reservoirs are: