Vyatka River
The Vyatka River is a river
A river is a natural watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river. In a few cases, a river simply flows into the ground or dries up completely before reaching another body of water. Small rivers may also be called by several other names, including...

 in Kirov Oblast
Kirov Oblast
Kirov Oblast is a federal subject of Russia . Its administrative center is the city of Kirov. Population: -History:In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Vyatka remained a place of exile for opponents of the tsarist regime, including many prominent revolutionary figures.In 1920, a number of...

 and the Republic of Tatarstan
The Republic of Tatarstan is a federal subject of Russia located in the Volga Federal District. Its capital is the city of Kazan, which is one of Russia's largest and most prosperous cities. The republic borders with Kirov, Ulyanovsk, Samara, and Orenburg Oblasts, and with the Mari El, Udmurt,...

 in Russia
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, right tributary
A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a main stem river or a lake. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean...

 of the Kama River
Kama River
Kama is a major river in Russia, the longest left tributary of the Volga and the largest one in discharge; in fact, it is larger than the Volga before junction....

. It is 1,314 km in length. The area of its 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...

 is 129,000 km².

The Vyatka River begins in the northern parts of Udmurtia
The Udmurt Republic , or Udmurtia is a federal subject of Russia . Its capital is the city of Izhevsk. Population: -History:...

. It freezes up in the early November and stays under the ice until the second half of April. Its principal tributaries are Kobra, Letka
Letka River
Letka River is a river in Komi Republic and Kirov Oblast in Russia, an arm of the Vyatka River. The length of the river is 260 km, the area of its basin is 3,680 km². The Letka is navigable within its lower reaches....

, Velikaya, Moloma
Moloma River
Moloma River is a river in Kirov Oblast in Russia, an arm of the Vyatka River. The length of the river is 419 km, the area of its basin is 12,700 km². The Moloma freezes up in early November and stays icebound until late April....

, Pizhma, Cheptsa
Cheptsa River
The Cheptsa is a river in the north part of Udmurtian Republic and eastern Kirov Oblast, in Russia. It flows through the city Glazov and flows into the Vyatka River in Kirovo-Chepetsk, east of Kirov....

, Bystritsa, Voya, and Kilmez River
Kilmez River
Kilmez River is a river in Udmurtia and Kirov Oblast in Russia, a left tributary of the Vyatka River. The length of the river is 270 km, the area of its drainage basin is 17,200 km². The Kilmez freezes up in November and remains icebound until the second half of April. Its main tributaries are the...

s. The Vyatka River teems with fish
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: bream, roach
Rutilus is a genus of fishes in the family Cyprinidae, commonly called roaches. Locally, the name "roach" without any further qualifiers is also used for particular species, particularly the Common Roach Rutilus (Latin for "shining, red, golden, auburn") is a genus of fishes in the family...

, tench
The tench or doctor fish is a freshwater and brackish water fish of the cyprinid family found throughout Eurasia from Western Europe including the British Isles east into Asia as far as the Ob and Yenisei Rivers. It is also found in Lake Baikal...

, sheat fish, pike
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, European perch
European perch
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, zander
Zander is a species of fish. The scientific name is Sander lucioperca , and it is closely allied to perch. Zander are often called pike-perch as they resemble the pike with their elongated body and head, and the perch with their spiny dorsal fin. Zander are not, as is commonly believed, a pike and...

, etc.

The Vyatka River is navigable from its mouth to the city of Kirov
Kirov, Kirov Oblast
Kirov , formerly known as Vyatka and Khlynov, is a city in northeastern European Russia, on the Vyatka River, and the administrative center of Kirov Oblast. Population: -History:...

 (700 km). Main port
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s: Kirov, Kotelnich
Kotelnich is a river port town in Kirov Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Vyatka River near its confluence with the Moloma, along the route of the Trans-Siberian Railway, southwest of Kirov. Population:...

, Sovetsk
Sovetsk, Kirov Oblast
Sovetsk , formerly Kukarka , is a town and the administrative center of Sovetsky District of Kirov Oblast, Russia. Population: In the 12th century, Kukarka was a capital of the local principality of Chumbylat, a renowned Mari leader and warrior. The town was occupied in 1594 by Russians during...

, and Vyatskiye Polyany
Vyatskiye Polyany
Vyatskiye Polyany is a town in Kirov Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Vyatka River, southeast of Kirov. Population: It has been known since 1596. A railway passed through it in 1915. Urban-type settlement status was granted to it in 1938 and town status—in 1942.-External links:...

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