Salween River

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Salween
Nujiang
River
Salawin river at Mae Sam Laep.jpg
Salween River forming the boundary between Burma and Thailand
Kintras China, Burma, Thailand
Region Tibet
Tributaries
 - left Moei River
Ceety Mawlamyaing
Soorce Qinghai Mountains
 - location Unknown glacier, Tibet, China
 - elevation 5,350 m (17,552 ft)
 - coordinates 32°43′15″N 92°13′33″E / 32.72083°N 92.22583°E / 32.72083; 92.22583
Mooth Andaman Sea
 - location Mawlamyaing, Burma
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 16°11′39″N 97°35′00″E / 16.19417°N 97.58333°E / 16.19417; 97.58333Coordinates: 16°11′39″N 97°35′00″E / 16.19417°N 97.58333°E / 16.19417; 97.58333
Lenth 2,815 km (1,749 mi)
Basin 324,000 km2 (125,100 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 4,978 m3/s (175,796 cu ft/s) [1]
Salween watershed.png
Salween drainage area

The Salween (Burmese: သံလွင်မြစ်; MLCTS: sam lwang mrac, IPA: [θàɴlwɪ̀ɴ mjɪʔ],[lower-alpha 1] is a river, aboot 2,815 kilometres (1,749 mi) lang, that flows frae the Tibetan Plateau intae the Andaman Sea in Sootheast Asie.

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  1. An aa spelt Thanlwin; Mon: သာန်လာန်, [san lon]; Tibetan: རྒྱལ་མོ་རྔུལ་ཆུ།Wylie: rgyal mo rngul chu, Gyalmo Ngulchu; Cheenese: 怒江; pinyin: Nù Jiāng, leeterally "Angry River" in Cheenese — the river is actually named efter the Nu fowk livin in the aurie, but Cheenese haein no phonetic script haed tae uise a chairacter wi a seemilar soond as Nu which happens tae be the chairacter for rage;[2] Thai IPA: [mɛ̂ː náːm sǎːləwin], Mae Nam Salawin (Thai: แม่น้ำสาละวิน)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Water Resources of Myanmar". AQUASTAT. Retrieved 2010-09-21. Website gives Salween discharge as 157 cubic kilometers per year, which translates to roughly 4,978 m3/s 
  2. Chellaney, Brahma (15 September 2011). Water: Asia's New Battleground. Georgetown University Press. pp. 260–. ISBN 978-1-58901-771-9. Retrieved 29 September 2011.