Salween River

Coordinates: 16°11′39″N 97°35′00″E / 16.19417°N 97.58333°E / 16.19417; 97.58333
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Burmese: သံလွင်, Thanlwin (IPA: [θàɰ̃lwɪ̀ɰ̃ mjɪʔ]
Chinese: 怒江; pinyin: Nù Jiāng
Thai: แม่น้ำสาละวิน, Mae Nam Salawin (IPA: [mɛ̂ː náːm sǎːləwin]
Salween River in Shan State, Myanmar
Map of the Salween River basin
CountryChina, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand
Provinces (PRC)Tibet Autonomous Region, Yunnan
States (Myanmar)Shan, Karenni (Kayah), Karen (Kayin), Mon
Province (Thailand)Mae Hong Son
Physical characteristics
SourceTanggula Mountains
 - locationNagqu, Tibet, China
 - coordinates32°43′47″N 92°13′58″E / 32.72972°N 92.23278°E / 32.72972; 92.23278[1]
 - elevation5,432 m (17,822 ft)[1]
MouthAndaman Sea
 - locationMawlamyaing, Burma
 - coordinates16°11′39″N 97°35′00″E / 16.19417°N 97.58333°E / 16.19417; 97.58333
 - elevation0 m (0 ft)
Length3,289 km (2,044 mi)[2]
Basin size324,000 km2 (125,000 sq mi)
 - locationAndaman Sea
 - average6,600 m3/s (230,000 cu ft/s)[3]
Basin features
 - leftSuo River, Ga River, Hka River, Hsim River, Pai River, Moei River, Gyaing River
 - rightBa River, Leng River, Pang River, Teng River, Pawn River

Salween River is a major river in Southeast Asia. It flows through parts of China, Thailand, and Burma for 2,815 kilometres (1,749 miles). The river begins in the Qinghai Mountains and flows west. Then it turns east and south, flowing into the Andaman Sea at Mawlamyaing, Burma.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "中国科学家确定雅鲁藏布江等四条国际河流源头" (in Chinese). ScienceNet. 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2021-02-03.
  2. Lehner, B., Verdin, K., Jarvis, A. (2008): New global hydrography derived from spaceborne elevation data. Eos, Transactions, AGU, 89(10): 93–94.
  3. Baronas, J. Jotautas; Stevenson, Emily I.; Hackney, Christopher R.; Darby, Stephen E.; Bickle, Michael J.; Hilton, Robert G.; Larkin, Christina S.; Parsons, Daniel R.; Myo Khaing, Aung; Tipper, Edward T. (2020). "Integrating Suspended Sediment Flux in Large Alluvial River Channels: Application of a Synoptic Rouse-Based Model to the Irrawaddy and Salween Rivers". Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. 125 (9). Bibcode:2020JGRF..12505554B. doi:10.1029/2020JF005554. ISSN 2169-9003.