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Chenab River

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Length  960 km
Countries  Pakistan, India
Source  Bara-lacha la
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- location  Bahawalpur district, Punjab, Pakistan
- average  800.6 m/s (28,273 cu ft/s)
Bridges  Chenab Bridge, Chund Bridge, Chiniot Bridge, Anji Khad Bridge
Mouths  Sutlej, Indus River, Panjnad River

The Chenab River is a major river of India and Pakistan. It forms in the upper Himalayas in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India, and flows through the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir into the plains of the Punjab, Pakistan. The waters of the Chenab are allocated to Pakistan under the terms of the Indus Waters Treaty.

Contents

Map of Chenab River

History

The river was known to Indians in the Vedic period as Chandrabhaga (Sanskrit: चंद्रभाग), also Asikni (Sanskrit: असिक्नी) or Iskmati (Sanskrit: इस्कामति) and as Acesines to the Ancient Greeks. In 325 BC, Alexander the Great allegedly founded the town of Alexandria on the Indus (present day Uch Sharif or Mithankot or Chacharan in Pakistan) at the confluence of the Indus and the combined stream of Punjab rivers (currently known as the Panjnad River).

References

Chenab River Wikipedia


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