Yenisei River

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The Yenisei (Енисе́й, Jeniséj; Енисей мөрөн, Yenisei mörön; Buryat: Горлог мүрэн, Gorlog müren; Tyvan: Улуг-Хем, Uluğ-Hem; Khakas: Ким суг, Kim sug) also Romanised Yenisey, Enisei, Jenisej, is the largest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean.wikipedia
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Siberia

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It is the central of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean (the other two being the Ob and the Lena).
The Yenisei River conditionally divides Siberia into two parts, Western and Eastern.

Ob River

ObRiver ObOb basin
It is the central of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean (the other two being the Ob and the Lena).
It is the westernmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean (the other two being the Yenisei River and the Lena River).

Lena River

LenaLena DeltaRiver Lena
It is the central of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean (the other two being the Ob and the Lena).
The Lena (Ле́на, ;, Eljune;, Ölüöne;, Zülkhe; Зүлгэ, Zülge) is the easternmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean (the other two being the Ob' and the Yenisey).

Yenisei Gulf

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Rising in Mongolia, it follows a northerly course to the Yenisei Gulf in the Kara Sea, draining a large part of central Siberia.
The Yenisei Gulf (Енисейский залив, Yeniseiskiy Zaliv) is a large and long estuary through which the lower Yenisei River flows into the Kara Sea.

Krasnoyarsk

KrasnojarskKrasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk kraiKrasnoyarsk, Russia
The river flows through Tuva, Khakassia and the city of Krasnoyarsk.
Krasnoyarsk is a city and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Yenisei River.

List of rivers by length

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Yenisei river is the fifth-longest river in the world.

Lake Baikal

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The 320 km, partly navigable Upper Angara River feeds into the northern end of Lake Baikal from the Buryat Republic but the largest inflow is from the Selenga which forms a delta on the southeastern side.
The lake drains into the Angara tributary of the Yenisei.

Angara River

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Its tributaries include the Angara, Nizhnyaya Tunguska, Podkamennaya Tunguska and Tuba rivers.
It is the river that drains Lake Baikal and is the headwater tributary of the Yenisei River.

Khakassia

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The river flows through Tuva, Khakassia and the city of Krasnoyarsk.
The Yenisei is the largest river in the republic.

Kara Sea

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Rising in Mongolia, it follows a northerly course to the Yenisei Gulf in the Kara Sea, draining a large part of central Siberia.
The Kara Sea tends to be sea ice covered between September and May, and between May and August heavily influenced by freshwater run-off (roughly 1200 km 3 yr -1 ) from the Russian rivers (e.g., Ob, Yenisei, Pyasina, Pur, and Taz).

Arctic Ocean

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The Yenisei (Енисе́й, Jeniséj; Енисей мөрөн, Yenisei mörön; Buryat: Горлог мүрэн, Gorlog müren; Tyvan: Улуг-Хем, Uluğ-Hem; Khakas: Ким суг, Kim sug) also Romanised Yenisey, Enisei, Jenisej, is the largest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean.
It is fed by the freshwater input of the big Siberian and Canadian streams (Ob, Yenisei, Lena, Mackenzie), the water of which quasi floats on the saltier, denser, deeper ocean water.

Tuva

Tuva RepublicRepublic of TuvaTyva Republic
The river flows through Tuva, Khakassia and the city of Krasnoyarsk.
The area includes the upper course of the Yenisei River, the fifth longest river in the world.

Larix sibirica

Siberian larchRussian larchL. sibirica
The Yenisei River valley is habitat for numerous flora and fauna, with Siberian pine and Siberian larch being notable tree species.
Larix sibirica, the Siberian larch or Russian larch, is a frost-hardy tree native to western Russia, from close to the Finnish border east to the Yenisei valley in central Siberia, where it hybridises with the Dahurian larch ''L.

Siberian sturgeon

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The basin is also home to many salmonids (trout, whitefish, charr, graylings, taimen and relatives) and the Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii).
It is most present in all of the major Siberian river basins that drain northward into the Kara, Laptev and East Siberian Seas, including the Ob, Yenisei (which drains Lake Baikal via the Angara River) Lena, and Kolyma Rivers.

Selenga River

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The 320 km, partly navigable Upper Angara River feeds into the northern end of Lake Baikal from the Buryat Republic but the largest inflow is from the Selenga which forms a delta on the southeastern side.
The Selenga River is the headwaters of the Yenisei-Angara River system.

Pinus sibirica

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The Yenisei River valley is habitat for numerous flora and fauna, with Siberian pine and Siberian larch being notable tree species.
Pinus sibirica, or Siberian pine, in the family Pinaceae is a species of pine tree that occurs in Siberia from 58°E in the Ural Mountains east to 126°E in the Stanovoy Range in southern Sakha Republic, and from Igarka at 68°N in the lower Yenisei valley, south to 45°N in central Mongolia.

Yeniseian languages

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Nomadic tribes such as the Ket people and the Yugh people have lived along the banks of the Yenisei river since ancient times, and this region is the location of the Yeniseian language family.
The Yeniseian languages (sometimes known as Yeniseic or Yenisei-Ostyak; occasionally spelled with -ss-) are a family of languages that were spoken by the Yeniseian people in the Yenisei River region of central Siberia.

Tuba River

Tuba
Its tributaries include the Angara, Nizhnyaya Tunguska, Podkamennaya Tunguska and Tuba rivers.
It is formed by the confluence of Kazyr and Amyl and is a right tributary of the Yenisei River.

Khantayka River

The Yenisei River basin (excluding Lake Baikal and lakes of the Khantayka River headwaters) is home to 55 native fish species, including two endemics: Gobio sibiricus (a gobionine cyprinid) and (a grayling).
It is a right tributary of the Yenisei.

Ket people

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Nomadic tribes such as the Ket people and the Yugh people have lived along the banks of the Yenisei river since ancient times, and this region is the location of the Yeniseian language family.
Later they became known as Yenisey ostyaks, because they lived in the middle and lower basin of the Yenisei River in the Krasnoyarsk Krai district of Russia.

Krasnoyarsk Dam

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A canal inclined plane was built on the river in 1985 at the Krasnoyarsk Dam.
The Krasnoyarsk Dam is a 124 m high concrete gravity dam located on the Yenisey River about 30 km upstream from Krasnoyarsk in Divnogorsk, Russia.

Gobio sibiricus

The Yenisei River basin (excluding Lake Baikal and lakes of the Khantayka River headwaters) is home to 55 native fish species, including two endemics: Gobio sibiricus (a gobionine cyprinid) and (a grayling).
It is endemic to Mongolia, where it is found in Ob, Yenisei and Nura drainages.

Colin Angus (explorer)

Colin Angus
Ben Kozel, Tim Cope, Colin Angus and Remy Quinter were on this team.
Other expeditions Angus has completed include the first descent of the Yenisei River (the world's fifth longest river); a complete descent of the Amazon River from source to sea; from Scotland to Syria by bicycle and rowboat; and sailing from Spain to the Middle East investigating the domestication of the olive tree.

Turkic peoples

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Some of the earliest known evidence of Turkic origins was found in the Yenisei Valley in the form of stelae, stone monoliths and memorial tablets dating from between the 7th and 9th centuries AD, along with some documents that were found in China's Xinjiang region.
It was later used by the Uyghur Empire; a Yenisei variant is known from 9th-century Kyrgyz inscriptions, and it has likely cousins in the Talas Valley of Turkestan and the Old Hungarian script of the 10th century.

Hucho taimen

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The basin is also home to many salmonids (trout, whitefish, charr, graylings, taimen and relatives) and the Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii).
In Mongolia, the taimen is found in both the Arctic and Pacific drainages, specifically the Yenisei/Selenga, the Lena, and the Amur River Basins.