Tashkurgan River

The Tashkurgan River (Chinese: 塔什库尔干河; pinyin Tǎshíkù'ěrgàn hé) is a river in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of western China. The Tashkurgan River runs through Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County and is one of the tributaries of the Yarkand River in the Tarim Basin.

Tashkurgan River
下坂地水库 - Xiabandi Reservoir - 2015.04 - panoramio.jpg
Tashkurgan River is located in Xinjiang
Tashkurgan River
The Mouth of Tashkurgan River
Location
CountryChina
ProvinceXinjiang
Physical characteristics
SourceKarakoram
 • coordinates37°19′00″N 75°24′45″E / 37.316613°N 75.412488°E / 37.316613; 75.412488
MouthYarkand River
 • coordinates
37°48′39″N 76°12′03″E / 37.8108°N 76.2009°E / 37.8108; 76.2009Coordinates: 37°48′39″N 76°12′03″E / 37.8108°N 76.2009°E / 37.8108; 76.2009
Length190 km
Basin features
ProgressionYarkandTarimTaitema Lake
LandmarksTashkurgan Town
Tributaries 
 • leftKalaqi Ku'er River

The river is formed by the joining of several mountain streams originating in the Karakoram range and northern Hindu Kush mountains. It flows due north to Tashkurgan.[1] Then it turns right flowing through the mountains and joins the Yarkand River.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gregory, Patrick T (1977), Life-history Parameters of the Red-sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis Sirtalis Parietalis) in an Extreme Environment, the Interlake Region of Manitoba, National Museums of Canada, ISBN 978-0-662-00002-0