Oka River

Oka River
River, central Russia.

The largest right-bank tributary of the Volga River, it flows 932 mi (1,500 km) north to Kaluga, then east to join the Volga at Nizhny Novgorod. Navigable for most of its length, except during winter, it is an important trade artery for lumber and grain.

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      river in western Russia. It is the largest right-bank tributary of the Volga. Rising in the Central Russian Upland, it flows 932 miles (1,500 km), first north in a rather narrow, winding valley to Kaluga, then sharply eastward across a broad lowland to join the Volga at Nizhny Novgorod. The area of its drainage basin is 94,600 square miles (245,000 square km). Freeze-up lasts from early December to late March or early May.

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