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Irrawaddy River

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The Irrawaddy or, officially, Ayeyarwady River (Burmese: ဧရာဝတီမြစ်; MLCTS: erawa.ti mrac, pronounced [ʔèjàwədì mjɪʔ], also spelt Ayeyarwaddy, eventually from Indic revatī "abounding in riches") is a river that flows from north to south through Burma. It is the country's largest river and most important commercial waterway. Originating from the confluence of the N'mai and Mali rivers, it flows relatively straight North-South before emptying through the Irrawaddy Delta into the Andaman Sea. Its drainage basin of about 404,200 square kilometres (156,100 sq mi) covers a large part of Burma. After Rudyard Kipling's poem, it is sometimes referred to as 'The Road to Mandalay'.
As early as the sixth century, the river was used for trade and transport. Having developed an extensive network of irrigation canals, the river became important to the British Empire after it had colonized Burma. The river is still as vital today, as a considerable amount of (export) goods and traffic moves by river. Rice is produced in the Irrawaddy Delta, irrigated by water from the river.
In 2007, Myanmar's military dictatorship signed an agreement for the construction of seven hydroelectric dams, yielding a total 13,360 MW, in the N'mai and Mali Rivers, including the 3600 MW Myitsone Dam at the confluence of both rivers. Environmental organisations have raised concerns about the ecological impacts on the river's biodiverse ecosystems. Animals potentially impacted include the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin and the critically endangered Ganges shark.
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Irrawaddy River

Irrawaddy River

River in Myanmar

  • Desc: The Irrawaddy or, officially, Ayeyarwady River is a river that flows from north to south through Burma. It is the country's largest river and most important commercial waterway.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrawaddy_River
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, Place, BodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 2943.84

Irrawaddy river shark


  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 84.86
Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations

Battle of Pokoku and Irrawaddy River operations


  • Desc: The Battle of Pakokku and Irrawaddy River operations were a series of battles fought between the British Indian Army and the Imperial Japanese Army and allied forces over the successful Allied Burma Campaign on the China Burma India Theater during World War II.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pokoku_and_Irrawaddy_River_operations
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 32.67

Beyond the Sunrise

Book by Ben M. Baglio

  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 2.79


Book by Robert Talbot Kelly

  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 1.00
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