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the river rises in the Baikalgebirge only little west the Baikalsees. From its source, which is in the Lena Naturreservat, it flows first westward after Katschug and then northwardand/or. Northeast. Within this range, with Ust CUT, of where from the Lena is navigable, it arrives into the centralSiberian mountain country and flows a piece parallel to the lower Tunguska and only few kilometers far away from this. Afterwards their that flowsof the south coming Witim too; it a little later strikes a right elbow around the Patomhochland. It flows from there from eastward, takes up the water near of the Olekma flowing from the south and arrives after Jakutsk, where it inthe spacious Mitteljakuti valley occurs.
About 300 km below Jakutsk are the Lenafelsen, which spread on approximately 80 km length along the eastern bank. In the evenly mentioned valley the Lena flows only from the eastcoming Aldan and then near the Wiljui flowing from the west too. In this landscape it flows between the Werchojansker mountains (in the east) and the centralSiberian mountain country (in the west) northward. Finally the water of the Lena their ² large reaches 30,000 km Muzzle delta, which measures maximally 230 km from west to east and from north to south up to 150 km. After flowing through this river system branched out far the water of the Lena reaches the Laptewsee, the one marginal sea of the Arctic ocean is.
the catchment area of the Lena, which belongs with approximately 4,400 km length to the longest rivers of the earth, corresponds with approximately 2.500.000 km ² size for instance the 7fold surface of Germany.
normally froze over the Lena from October to the June of the subsequent year, so that the ice is used as road. If this begins to then thaw, the Lena becomes the rapid river, whose water everything tears with itself, whichplaces itself to it into the way, it rises up to 25 m. Particularly devastating effects have thereby the ice congestions, by their consequences in May 2001 among other things the city Lensk were devastated and also large parts of Jakutskunder water stood. If the river is finally ice-free then, the Lena is navigable starting from Ust CUT up to their large muzzle delta on 3.500 km length.
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to the tributaries of the Lena belong river downward regarded:
to the localities to the Lena belong river downward regarded:
- Katschug (473 m and. NN.)
- Ust CUT
- Kirensk (248 M. and. NN.)
- Witim (176 M. and. NN.)
- Olekminsk (120 M. and. NN.)
- Jakutsk (92 M. and. To NN.)