Indus River

By Shahnawaz Zafar - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

The Indus River is an important river in South Asia. Among the lengthiest rivers in the world, the Indus has a total size of over 2,000 miles as well as runs southern from the Kailash Mountain in Tibet right to the Arabian Sea in Karachi, Pakistan. It is the longest river in Pakistan, likewise going through northwestern India, in addition to the Tibetan area of China and Pakistan. The Indus is a considerable part of the river system of the Punjab, which indicates “land of 5 rivers.” Those five rivers– the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, as well as Sutlej– ultimately join right into the Indus. Today, the Indus/Sindhu River works as a critical water supply to Pakistan and also is central to the country’s economic climate.
Along with water, the river makes it possible for and also maintains the country’s agriculture. Fish from the river provide a significant source of food to communities along the rivers banks. The Indus/Sindhu River is additionally utilized as a substantial transport path for business.

The Indus River follows a complicated path from its origin at 18,000 feet in the Himalayas near Lake Mapam. It moves northwest for approximately 200 miles before crossing right into Kashmir in India and after that right into Pakistan. It eventually leaves the hilly area as well as streams directly into the sandy levels of the Punjab, where its most significant tributaries feed the river. Throughout July, August, and also September during the river floodings, the Sindhu stretches to numerous miles wide in the plains. The snow-fed Indus River system undergoes flash floodings, too. While the river relocates quickly with the hill passes, it moves very slowly via the plains, transferring silt and also raising the level of these sandy plains.


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