Three facts about the Ural River, who are not found in any textbook


If you look at the map of Russia, then in its European part you can see two bright blue arteries: this is the Volga and Urals. On the map they are about the same thickness and often make up the feeling that they are almost equal.

Member phrases in school textbooks are absolutely not talking about what is really this mysterious Russian river, and why most tourists, having visited her shores, cannot come to themselves: this is the same river that is almost equal to the Volga.

Let’s fix this flaw.

Urals — the third river of Europe.

This is a factory pond. The Ural himself is a little less. Once at 100.

It is worth driving a little higher or slightly lower, the same tourists get up with a pillar:

-And where everything went?

In the width and depth of the Ural — a river 10-15 meters wide. In the larger part of the Urals, you can even see the knees. A couple of years ago we decided to go to alloy from Magnitogorsk downstream. Most of the time we fiber spoons for themselves: the depth of the river did not exceed 15 centimeters.

Everyone knows that the Ural River is the border between Europe and Asia.

But in fact, the Ural River does not share anything. From the point of view of geographic science (yes, yes, there is such a, tooth give), Europe and Asia shares the Ural ridge.

And the geographical border between Europe and Asia (read in China and its consumers) coincides with the Ural River only between the two cities of Verkhneuralsk and Magnitogorsk, it is here that the «right» stellas of Europe-Asia are.

But Magnitogorsk very well divides the Ural River into two parts. Above it, the river flows the purest water, in which Harius is even found. But below such a cocktail from the Mendeleev table, which is still a little bit and you can refill cars directly from the river.

So the Urals in the upper flow proceeds in Asia, and in Nizhny in Eastern Europe.

The Ural River used to be called YIK.

In history textbooks, it is sometimes mentioned that the ancient Greek scientist Ptolemy on his map launched the Urals as Daix (flooding).

But few people know that local nomad tribes called the Urals completely differently. Savromat nomads tribes were so amazed by the amount of river bends, innumerable loops, rays, styrices, which gave the Urals a completely appropriate name — Ramne.

Guess how this word is translated?


Three facts are, of course, great, but there is also the fourth.

The Ural looks like a Volga and in that he put his more complete sister to the background. We all know that the Volga actually should be called a stone, since Kama is full. Just tradition is a tradition, therefore Volga said once, it means Volga.

With the Ural, the same story …

From the point of view of the science of Pototoology (it is also hydrology — the science of rivers) The Ural River, she is Yaik, she is Daiks, she is lazy … should not be called the Urals, but Sakmar. The Sakmar mountain river in the place of his merger with the Urals is full of 30%.

With water, the Urals is not lucky. Most of the giving moisture, he takes from the melting snow of the Ural Mountains. But the last few years the snow towards us is almost not taken, and once there is nothing to melt, then the water is shortage.

The average annual flow consumption of Sakmary is 4.4 km3, and the Urals are 3.3 km3. Even in the summer it is full of the Urals. So from a scientific point of view, the Urals is Sakmar.

But … she was simply not born in life.