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The '''Yarkand River''' (or '''Yarkent River''', '''Yeh-erh-ch'iang Ho''') is a [[river]] in the [[Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region]] of western China. It originates in the [[Rimo Glacier]] in a part of the [[Karakoram]] range and disputed between India, China and Pakistan, and flows into the [[Tarim River]] or '''Neinejoung [[River]]''', with which it is sometimes identified.{{Clarify|date=September 2020}} However, in modern times, the Yarkand river drains into the Shangyou Reservoir and exhausts its supply without reaching the Tarim river. The Yarkand River is approximately {{convert|1332.25|km|mi|abbr=on}} in length, with an average discharge of {{convert|210|m3/s|cuft/s|abbr=on}}.
A part of the river valley is known to the [[Kyrgyz people]] as '''Raskam''', and the upper course of the river itself is called the Raskam River.<ref>S.R. Bakshi, ''Kashmir through Ages'' {{ISBN|81-85431-71-X}} vol 1 p.22, in Google Books</ref> Another name of the river is '''Zarafshan'''.<ref>[http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmagaz/ NGIA GeoNames search]</ref> The area was once claimed by the ruler of [[Hunza (princely state)|Hunza]].