Khabur

Khabur

(khäbo͝or`), river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, rising in SE Turkey, and flowing generally south through NE Syria to enter the Euphrates River, near Dayr az Zawr. The Khabur River project, begun in the 1960s, involved the construction of a series of dams and canals. The Khabur valley, which now has about 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) of farmland, is Syria's main wheat-producing area. In ancient times the Khabur was known as the Habor; along its banks in Gozan the Israelite captives from Samaria were settled in the 8th cent. B.C. (2 Kings 17.6; 18.11).
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Khabur

 

(also Nahr al-Khabur), a river that rises in Turkey but lies mainly in northeastern Syria, a left tributary of the Euphrates. The Khabur has a length of 486 km, of which approximately 320 km represents a constant flow stream. It drains an area of 33,200 sq km. The Khabur rises in the mountains near the Karaca Dağ and flows across the Jazira Plateau. The mean flow rate for the lower course is about 70 cu m per sec. There are freshets in the winter and spring. Water from the river is used for irrigation. The Syrian city of al-Hasakah is situated on the Khabur.

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