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a river in the Severnaia Osetia ASSR and the Chechen-Ingush ASSR; a right tributary of the Terek River. The Sunzha measures 278 km in length and drains an area of 12,200 sq km. It originates on the northern slopes of the Greater Caucasus. It meanders in its lower course and divides into branches. It is fed by mixed sources. The mean flow rate 8 km from the mouth is 85.4 cu m per sec. The average amount of suspended or slow-settling matter is 3,800 g per cu m. The river deposits 12.2 million tons of alluvium annually. It is used for irrigation. The cities of Groznyi and Gudermes are located on the Sunzha.

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It was founded in 1818 as a Russian military outpost on the Sunzha River by General Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov, in which it played an important role in the Caucasus War.
Located on the banks of the Sunzha River, Grozny has a rich and diverse, history and is home to the Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque, one of the most lavish in the world.
Moscow, Ramadan 27, 1432, Aug 27, 2011, SPA -- A dam broke at the Sunzha River in Grozny on Saturday due to downpours and the water level rise.
The Russians have been trying for days to seize the square, near a Russian-held bridge across the Sunzha River that bisects Grozny.
Warplanes flew more than 100 sorties and troops seized a bridge over the Sunzha river which runs through the city.
Troops were reported to have seized several major targets, including a key bridge over the Sunzha river which splits the city, as well as the central Minutka Square.
Federal forces were advancing on the city centre from several directions after seizing parts of Central Grozny, including a bridge across the Sunzha River and downtown Minutka Square, it said.