Tagil River
Tagil is a river in Sverdlovsk Oblast
Sverdlovsk Oblast
Sverdlovsk Oblast is a federal subject of Russia located in the Urals Federal District. Its administrative center is the city of Yekaterinburg formerly known as Sverdlovsk. Population: -Geography:...

, Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

. It is 414 km long, with a drainage basin
Drainage basin
A drainage basin is an extent or an area of land where surface water from rain and melting snow or ice converges to a single point, usually the exit of the basin, where the waters join another waterbody, such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea, or ocean...

 of 10 100 km². The average discharge is 40 m³/s. The river has its sources on the eastern slopes of the Ural Mountains
Ural Mountains
The Ural Mountains , or simply the Urals, are a mountain range that runs approximately from north to south through western Russia, from the coast of the Arctic Ocean to the Ural River and northwestern Kazakhstan. Their eastern side is usually considered the natural boundary between Europe and Asia...

, east of Verkhny Tagil
Verkhny Tagil
Verkhny Tagil is a town under the administrative jurisdiction of the Town of Kirovgrad in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, located in the upper streams of the Tagil River , northwest of Yekaterinburg...

. From there, the Tagil flows north towards Nizhny Tagil
Nizhny Tagil
Nizhny Tagil is a city in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, situated east of the virtual border between Europe and Asia. Population: -History:...

, and then in a northeasterly direction to its confluence with the Tura
Tura River
Tura River , also known as Dolgaya River ) is a historically important Siberian river which flows eastward from the central Ural Mountains into the Tobol River, a part of the Ob River basin. The main town is Tyumen....


The Salda River
Salda River
Salda is a river in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. It is a tributary of the Tagil . The Salda has its sources in the Ural Mountains. It is 122 km long, with a drainage basin of 1,770 km². The average discharge is 7.2 m³/s...

 is a southern tributary. A northern tributary, the Barancha River, was probably used by Yermak Timofeyevich
Yermak Timofeyevich
Yermak Timofeyevich , Cossack leader, Russian folk hero and explorer of Siberia. His exploration of Siberia marked the beginning of the expansion of Russia towards this region and its colonization...

on his way to capture the Khanate of Sibir.

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