Vyatka (vyätˈkə) [key], river, c.850 mi (1,370 km) long, rising in the foothills of the central Urals, E European Russia, and flowing first N, then NW past the city of Kirov, and finally SE into the Kama River near Mamadysh. It is navigable below Kirov and is important for logging and fishing.
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