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Salween,

river, SE Asia: see ThanlwinThanlwin
or Salween
, Chin. Nu Jiang, Tibetan Chiama Ngu Chu, river of SE Asia, c.1,750 mi (2,820 km) long, rising in E Tibet region of China, and flowing SE through Yunnan prov.
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Salween

 

(in Chinese, Na Ch’ü and Nu Chiang), a river in China and Burma; for a short distance it is a border between Burma and Thailand. The Salween is 2,820 km long and drains an area of approximately 325,000 sq km. Originating in the glaciers of the Tanghla Range in the eastern part of the Tibetan Highlands, it flows for some distance over the Yunnan and Shan highlands, where it has formed gorges up to 3,000 m deep. The lower Salween flows over a plain; there are shoals and bars near the river’s mouth. The Salween empties through two branches into the Andaman Sea.

The upper Salween is fed primarily by snow, and the middle and lower Salween by rain. The Salween has a monsoon regime; during summer flash floods, the water level in the gorges rises by 20–27 m in places. The mean annual flow rate near the mouth is approximately 6,700 cu m per sec.

The Salween is used to float timber. It is navigable in certain sections. The Burmese seaport of Moulmein is at the mouth of the Salween.

Salween

a river in SW Asia, rising in the Tibetan Plateau and flowing east and south through SW China and Myanmar to the Gulf of Martaban. Length: 2400 km (1500 miles)
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Today, more than ten million people depend on the Salween river basin for their livelihoods, through fisheries and farming.
The two outlets are depicted differently on different maps, and give rise variously to the Brahmaputra, Kaladan, Meghna, Irrawaddy, Chindwin, Chao Phraya, and Salween rivers. The Irrawaddy is sometimes shown as a continuation of the Tsangpo (in reality the headwaters of the Brahmaputra), again a detail repeated by others until at least 1751.
The Wa family rules over and administers the entire border area of southernmost Shan State, stretching to the east bank of the Salween River and adjoining Mae Hong Son's Mueang and Pangmapha districts.
Remarkably in February-March 2013, the government army's order SSA troops to depart from its mountain bases west of the Salween River. SSA refused and armed conflict occurred.
In this outing, simply titled Rambo, the eponymous hero's isolated brooding existence is interrupted when a group of Colorado missionaries ask him to transport them up the Salween River to deliver medical supplies and "prayer books" to members of Burma's Karen tribes.
Former Green Beret John Rambo lives and works on the Salween River, close to the Thail-and-Burma border, supplying cobras and pythons to a snake village.
Threats to security include situations brewing on the banks of the Nile, projects on the Salween River, and the Aral Sea/Mekong region, but some projects hold promise in that same Mekong area as well as in the Euphrates-Tigris basin and on the Okavango River.
SYLVESTER STALLONE plays former Green Beret John Rambo who lives on the Salween River, close to the Thailand-Burma border, supplying cobras and pythons to a popular tourist attraction.
Former Green Beret John Rambo (Stallone) lives and works on the Salween River, close to the Thailand-Burmaborder, supplying cobras and pythons to a snake village.
Former Green Beret John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) lives and works on the Salween River, close to the Thailand-Burma border, supplying cobras and pythons to a snake village.
Former Green Beret John Rambo (Stallone) lives and works on the Salween River, close to the Thailand- Burma border, supplying cobras and pythons to a snake village.
Former Green Beret John Rambo (Stallone) lives and works on the Salween River, close to the Thailand-Burma border, supplying cobras and pythons to a village.