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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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By late April, after a three-month mission, most survivors had crossed the Chindwin river, after marching up to 1,000 miles.
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On the third day, the column reached the Uyu River, a tributary that flowed 60 miles west to join the Chindwin River at the city of Homalin east of the mountain range that separated Burma from India.
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It is on a slight slope within metres of the rim of a shallow volcanic crater, in a rural area to the north of the city of Monywa, near the Chindwin River (FIGURE 1).
Catering to guests of the Sanctuary Ananda, it will make its way through the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers - with guided excursions to temples, pagodas, monasteries and ancient towns - over a period of 11 days.