Kama is the chief left tributary of the Volga. It rises in the foothills of the central Urals and flows north, then east, and then south-west past Perm, Sarapul, and Chistopol to join the Volga below Kazan. The overall length is 1805 km. The largest tributaries to Kama are Kosa, Vishera, Sylva, Chusovaya, Belaya, Vyatka. The Vyatka is its principal tributary. The cities situated on the banks of Kama are Solikamsk, Berezniki, Perm, Sarapul and Naberezhnye Chelny. The Kama is an important transportation artery. There is a large hydroelectric station at Perm.

The Kama Photo: Andrey Roshektaev

The Kama and the Elabuga pierPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev