Chindwin


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Chindwin

a river in N Myanmar, rising in the Kumôn Range and flowing northwest then south to the Irrawaddy, of which it is the main tributary. Length: about 966 km (600 miles)

Chindwin

 

a river in western Burma. The Chindwin flows into the Irrawaddy from the right and is the Irrawaddy’s main tributary. It has a length of approximately 1,100 km and drains an area of approximately 114,000 sq km; part of its basin is in India. The Chindwin rises on the western slopes of the Kumon Range. The upper and middle courses flow through a winding, forested valley, and the lower course flows through a vast intermontane basin, where some of the river’s water is used for irrigation. Fed by rain, the river has a monsoonal regimen, with high water occurring in summer. The mean flow rate is greater than 4,000 cu m per sec. The Chindwin is navigable up to the mouth of its main tributary, the Uyu; the total distance is more than 600 km. In the dry season the river is navigable for 400 km upstream. The city of Monywa is situated on the Chindwin.

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