Amu Darya

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A·mu Dar·ya

 (ä′mo͞o där′yə, ə-mo͞o′ dŭr-yä′) Formerly Ox·us (ŏk′səs)
A river of Central Asia flowing about 2,575 km (1,600 mi) generally northwest from the Pamir Mountains to the southern Aral Sea. In ancient times it figured significantly in the history of Persia and in the campaigns of Alexander the Great.

Amu Darya

(Russian aˈmu darˈja)
(Placename) a river in central Asia, rising in the Pamirs and flowing northwest through the Hindu Kush and across Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to its delta in the Aral Sea: forms much of the N border of Afghanistan and is important for irrigation. Length: 2400 km (1500 miles). Ancient name: Oxus

A•mu Dar•ya

(ˈɑ mu ˈdɑr yə)
a river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Pamirs to the Aral Sea. ab. 1400 mi. (2250 km) long. Also called Oxus.
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70 million people live in Amudarya and Syrdarya river ranges, their lives depend on these rivers, Nazarbayev said.
From them to the countries of the lower reaches - Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan - such large transboundary rivers as the Syr Darya and the Amudarya flow, they also form the basin of the once-fourth largest lake in the world - the now shrinking Aral Sea.
The Amudarya or Oxus River originates from Hundukush while Syrdarya or Jaxartes River from TainShen range.
Uzbekistan's borders afford drug traffickers ample opportunity to enter undetected via thousands of miles of open desert, rugged mountains, and across the Amudarya River.
Project details : The main rivers of Central Asia such as the Amudarya and Syrdarya provide the livelihoods of the people living in the semi-arid region of Central Asia which relies heavily upon the use of the river water, mainly for irrigated agriculture and for hydropower generation.
Many of those installations were constructed on the Atamurat-Kerkichi bridge going through the river of Amudarya.
This is a doctoral thesis conducted as part of the larger research project "Local Governance and Statehood in the Amudarya Borderland Region" (of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan).
The jade colored waters of the Panj steadily flow west until they converge with those of the Vakhsh, thereafter forming the greatest river of Central Asia, the Amudarya, which flows through Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, eventually spilling into the Aral Sea.
Finally, we found that the RBO discourse is also linked to adaptive governance, particularly in the context of large river systems such as those of the Rhine, Murray-Darling, Amudarya, and Mekong.
Our second case concerns Ghazan's government when the amount of water in the great rivers of the Middle East such as the Nile, Amudarya and Tigris, decreased.
As far back as millennia ago, when Avesto came into being, our forefathers used to celebrate the coming of the new year - Navruz, by feeling themselves part of the nature, in such blissful spring days as we have right now, on the banks of Sirdarya and Amudarya, in wide spaces, in urban and rural areas of Turan.
The meeting unanimously agreed that diversion of water from two major rivers Amudarya and Sirdarya feeding Aral, for multipurpose is the most significant cause of its drying.