- a river in N central Asia, flowing E and N through the NW Mongolian People's Republic through the Buryat Autonomous Republic in the SE Russian Federation to Lake Baikal. About 700 miles (1125 km) long.
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I will tell you when we meet about my journey along the bank of the Selenga and across Transbaikalia.Letters of Anton Chekhov
In 1720, it was on the river Orkhon, near its confluence with the Selenga, some distance north of the present Urga.
We soon struck the Selenga, a fine deep river, running through a wide valley, hemmed in by steep and well-wooded hills.
The valley of the Selenga is hemmed in to a narrow compass by mountains as far down as Ilyensk.
The Selenga falls into the Baikal, by several mouths, about twenty miles north of Pasoilsk.