Sutlej River

Sutlej River

geographical name

River, Asia. The longest of the “Five Rivers” that give Punjab its name, it is 900 mi (1,450 km) long. It rises in the southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region of China and flows west through the Himalayas, across Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, India, and then southwest across Punjab province of Pakistan. It forms 65 mi (105 km) of the Indo-Pakistani border. It joins the Chenab River in Pakistan to become the Panjnad, the link between the Five Rivers and the Indus. Its middle course is used extensively for irrigation.

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