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Mekong River
Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos
Mekong River wattershed
Ither name(s)Megaung Myit (မဲခေါင်မြစ်), แม่น้ำโขง (Maenam Khong), ແມ່ນ້ຳຂອງ, Mékôngk, Tonle Thom, Cửu Long (九龍), Mê Kông, 湄公 (Méigōng)
Main sourceLasagongma Spring
Mt. Guozongmucha, Zadoi, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai, China
5,224 m (17,139 ft)
33°42.5′N 94°41.7′E / 33.7083°N 94.6950°E / 33.7083; 94.6950
River moothMekong Delta
0 m (0 ft)
Basin size795,000 km2 (307,000 sq mi)
Pheesical chairacteristics
Lenth4,350 km (2,700 mi)
  • Location:
    Sooth Cheenae Sea
  • Minimum rate:
    1,400 m3/s (49,000 cu ft/s)
  • Average rate:
    16,000 m3/s (570,000 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    39,000 m3/s (1,400,000 cu ft/s)
Protection Status
Offeecial nameMiddle Stretches of the Mekong River north of Stoeng Treng
DesignatitJune 23, 1999[1]

The Mekong is a trans-boondary river in Sootheast Asie. It is the warld's 12t-langest river[2] an the 7t-langest in Asie. Its estimatit lenth is 4,350 km (2,703 mi),[2] an it drains an aurie o 795,000 km2 (307,000 sq mi), dischairgin 475 km3 (114 cu mi) o watter annually.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Ramsar List". Archived frae the original on 9 Apryle 2013. Retrieved 12 Apryle 2013. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. a b S. Liu; P. Lu; D. Liu; P. Jin; W. Wang (2009). "Pinpointing source and measuring the lengths of the principal rivers of the world". International Journal of Digital Earth. 2 (1): 80–87. doi:10.1080/17538940902746082.
  3. Mekong River Commission (2010). "State of the Basin Report, 2010" (PDF). MRC, Vientiane, Laos.