Interesting facts about the Yenisei River

The mighty Yenisei River is fairly considered one of the most significant in the world. Flowing through the territory of Siberia and flowing into the Kara Sea, the Yenisei has a huge influence on the climate not only in the adjacent areas, but in general. If it were not – the climate on our planet would probably be different.

The length of the Yenisei is almost three and a half thousand kilometers, while it occupies the fifth place in the world in terms of fullness, dividing it with two other rivers – Selenga and Angara. Yenisei carries more water than even Lena.

The Yenisei also ranks second in the world in terms of the area of ​​the water basin, losing the palm of priority in this matter to the Ob.

In some places, the Yenisei level rises during the high water level by 28 meters. At the same time, where this river is wider, the level rises on average by 5-6 meters.

Nearly half a thousand other rivers flow into the Yenisei, feeding it with their waters.

There is an artificial canal connecting the Yenisei and the Ob. It was built long ago, back in the 19th century, but it has long been abandoned and is not used.

The geographical center of all Asia is exactly at the confluence of two rivers – the Great and the Lesser Yenisei.

The name of this river comes from the Evenk language. “Yenisei” from the Evenki language is translated as “big water”. A sharp name, you can not argue.

In the water basin of the Yenisei are about one hundred thousand lakes.

Yenisei pours out almost twenty thousand cubic meters of water to the Kara Sea every second.

At the widest point the width of the Yenisei is about 20 kilometers (during the spring flood).

Because of the powerful floods on most of the banks of the Yenisei, people do not live, preferring to settle at a distance from the mighty river.