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Murgab

PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition;Feb2013, p1
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Encyclopedia
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Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Murgab (mŏrgäb′), river, 530 mi (853 km) long, rising in the Paropamisus range, NE Afghanistan, flowing NW into Turkmenistan, to the Merv oasis, and disappearing into the Kara Kum desert, SE Turkmenistan; it forms part of the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan border. With the Kusht, its main tributary, the river is an important source of water; irrigation dams are at Tashkepristroi and Iolotan. An alternate spelling is Morghab.
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85529731

 

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