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Further detail on the course of the river
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| pushpin_map_caption= The mouthjunction of the Shaksgam River with the Yarkand River, shown with respect to [[Gilgit-Baltistan]]
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The '''Shaksgam River''' ({{zh|c=沙克斯干河|p=Shakesigan He}}, {{lang-hi|शक्सगाम नदी}}, {{lang-ur|دریائے شکسگام}}) is a left tributary of the [[Yarkand River]]. The river is also known as the '''Kelechin River''' and '''Muztagh River'''.<ref name=ibs>[http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/collection/LimitsinSeas/IBS085.pdf US Bureau of Intelligence and Research ''International Boundary Study No. 85'' (1968)] {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120211132925/http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/collection/LimitsinSeas/IBS085.pdf |date=2012-02-11 }}</ref> It rises in the Gasherbrum, Urdok, Staghar, Singhi and Kyagar Glaciers in the [[Karakoram]].<ref>[http://www.itia.ntua.gr/hsj/redbooks/138/iahs_138_0259.pdf Hewitt, K. (1982) ''Natural dams and outburst floods of the Karakoram Himalaya''] {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110721082835/http://itia.ntua.gr/hsj/redbooks/138/iahs_138_0259.pdf |date=2011-07-21 }}</ref> It then flows in a general northwestern direction parallel to the Karakoram ridge line in the Shaksgam Valley. TheIt receives the waters of the Shimshal Braldu river valleyand wasthe exploredOprang inriver 1889from bythe Pakistan-administered [[FrancisHunza YounghusbandDistrict]] (whobefore referredturning toeast and joining the ShaksgamYarkand asRiver. The stretch of the river's course between Shimshal Braldu and Oprang) is used as the Pakistan–China border.,<ref>{{Cite[https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/2713757#map=9/36.1819/76.8127 bookShaksgam river basin], OpenStreetMap, retrieved 13 September 2019.</ref>
 
The river valley was explored in 1889 by [[Francis Younghusband]] (who referred to the Shaksgam as the Oprang).,<ref>{{Cite book
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== External links ==
* The Shaksgam river partly marked on the OpenStreetMap, Upper course: [https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/680452629#map=8/36.356/76.487 1], [https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/680452628#map=8/36.356/76.487 2], [https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/680452622#map=8/36.356/76.487 3], [https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/680452619#map=8/36.356/76.487 4], [https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/680452610#map=8/36.356/76.487 5], [https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/681230415#map=8/36.356/76.487 6], [https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/681230402#map=8/36.356/76.487 7]; Lower course: [https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/28779324#map=8/36.356/76.487 1], [https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/28779277#map=8/36.356/76.487 2] [https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/202062118#map=8/36.356/76.487 3], [https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/28779190#map=8/36.356/76.487 4], [https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/202062119#map=8/36.356/76.487 5]
 
{{Waters of Pakistan}}