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Ob u Barnaulu.jpg
Near Barnaul
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Map of the Ob River watershed
Native name Обь
Country Russia
Region Altai Krai, Novosibirsk Oblast, Tomsk Oblast, Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Yamalia
Cities Biysk, Barnaul, Novosibirsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Surgut
Physical characteristics
Main source Katun River
Belukha Mountain, Altai Republic
2,300 m (7,500 ft)
2nd source Biya River
Lake Teletskoye, Altai Republic
434 m (1,424 ft)
River mouth Gulf of Ob
Ob Delta, Yamalia
0 m (0 ft)
Length 3,650 km (2,270 mi)
  • Location:
  • Minimum rate:
    2,360 m3/s (83,000 cu ft/s)
  • Average rate:
    12,475 m3/s (440,600 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    40,200 m3/s (1,420,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 2,972,497 km2 (1,147,688 sq mi)
  • Left:
    Katun River, Anuy River, Charysh River, Aley River, Parabel River, Vasyugan River, Irtysh River, Northern Sosva River
  • Right:
    Biya River, Berd River, Inya River, Tom River, Chulym River, Ket River, Tym River, Vakh River, Pim River, Kazim River
Barnaul - Ob
the ob near Barnaul
Ob watershed
The watershed of the Ob, shown in yellow

The Ob is a river in Siberia. Together with the Lena and the Jenissei, it is one of the most important rivers of Siberia. Depending upon how its length is measured, it can be between 3.650 km and 6.210 km long. Some important cities on the banks of the river include Novosibirsk(Russia's third largest city), Barnaul, Kolpashevo, Nizhnevartovsk, Surgut, Khanty-Mansiysk, Beryozovo, Labytnangi, and Salekhard. The Irtysh is the Ob river's main tributary. Other tributaries include the Omsk, Parabel, Chaya, Tobol and Ishim.

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