PECHORA, a river of N. Russia, rising in the Urals, almost on 62 N., in the government of Perm. It flows W. for a short distance, then turns N. and maintains that direction up to about 66 20' N. It then describes a double loop, to N. and to S., and after that resumes its N. course, finally emptying into the Gulf of Pechora, situated between the White Sea and the Kara Sea. Its total length is 970 m. At its mouth it forms an elongated delta. Although frozen in its upper reaches for 190 days in the year and for 138 days in its lower reaches, it is navigable throughout the greater part of its course. Its drainage basin covers an area of 127,200 sq. m. The principal tributaries are, on the right, the Ilych and the Usa, and on the .eft the Izhma, the Tsylma and the Sula.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)