The Amu Darya (Persie: آمودریا‎, Āmūdaryā; Turkmen: Amyderýa; Turkis: Ceyhun; Uzbek: Amudaryo; Tajik: Амударё; Pashto: د آمو سيند‎, da Āmú Sínd; Ancient Greek: Ὦξος, Oxos; Laitin: Oxus), an aa cried Amu River, is a major river in Central Asie.

Amu Darya
Amudaryasunset.jpg
Leukin at the Amu Darya frae Turkmenistan
Aral Sea watershed.png
Map o aurie aroond the Aral Sea. Aral Sea boondaries are c. 2008. The Amu Darya drainage basin is in orange, an the Syr Darya basin in yellae.
Ither name(s)Oxus, Jayhoun, də Āmu Sind, Vaksu, Amu River
Basin
Main sourcePamir River/Panj River
Lake Zorkul, Pamir Muntains, Tajikistan
4,130 m (13,550 ft)
37°27′04″N 73°34′21″E / 37.45111°N 73.57250°E / 37.45111; 73.57250
2nt sourceKyzyl-Suu/Vakhsh River
Alay Valley, Pamir Muntains, Kyrgyzstan
4,525 m (14,846 ft)
39°13′27″N 72°55′26″E / 39.22417°N 72.92389°E / 39.22417; 72.92389
River moothAral Sea
Amudarya Delta, Uzbekistan
28 m (92 ft)
44°06′30″N 59°40′52″E / 44.10833°N 59.68111°E / 44.10833; 59.68111Coordinates: 44°06′30″N 59°40′52″E / 44.10833°N 59.68111°E / 44.10833; 59.68111
Basin size534,739 km2 (206,464 sq mi)
Pheesical chairacteristics
Lenth2,620 km (1,630 mi)
Dischairge
  • Minimum rate:
    420 m3/s (15,000 cu ft/s)
  • Average rate:
    2,525 m3/s (89,200 cu ft/s)[1]
  • Maximum rate:
    5,900 m3/s (210,000 cu ft/s)
Features
Tributars

ReferencesEedit

  1. Daene C. McKinney (18 November 2003). "Cooperative management of transboundary water resources in Central Asia" (PDF). Retrieved 3 October 2014.