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 (îr′ə-wä′dē) or Aye·yar·wa·dy (ā′yär-)
A river of Myanmar (Burma) flowing about 2,170 km (1,350 mi) southward to the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. It is the chief river of the country.


(Placename) the main river in Myanmar, rising in the north in two headstreams and flowing south through the whole length of Myanmar, to enter the Andaman Sea by nine main mouths. Length: 2100 km (1300 miles)


(ˌɪr əˈwɒd i, -ˈwɔ di)

a river flowing S through Burma to the Bay of Bengal. 1250 mi. (2015 km) long.
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Noun1.Irrawaddy - the main river of Myanmar rising in the north and flowing south through the length of Burma to empty into the Andaman SeaIrrawaddy - the main river of Myanmar rising in the north and flowing south through the length of Burma to empty into the Andaman Sea
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Situated along the Irrawaddy River in Central Burma, some 150 kilometres southwest of Mandalay, the city of Bagan was the seat of the Pagan Empire from the 9th to 13th centuries.
Set on 11 acres of tropical gardens, Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort features 206 rooms with views of Mandalay Hill, the Royal Palace, the Irrawaddy River and the city of Mandalay, once the Royal Capital of Myanmar.
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Residents have raced to bolster sand-bag defences along the Irrawaddy river in the southwest as floodwaters swell the mighty waterway, swamping dozens of villages as the waters drain from further north.
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Officials said the oil spill is threatening various species including rare Irrawaddy dolphins.
Thousands of litres of oil have spilled into the protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins, since a tanker collided with another vessel on Tuesday.
MOGE 3 block covers 1,217 sq km and is located in central Myanmar, adjacent to the west of the Irrawaddy River.
A strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province killed at least 381 people and injured more than 1,800, The Irrawaddy reported.
The company also shortlisted Bali in Indonesia, Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh; Mandalay near the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar, and the multicultural city of Lahore in Pakistan.
BEYOND BHAMOThe 20-cabin Kindat will sail every Saturday between Mandalay and Bhamo, the most northerly navigable point on the Irrawaddy, 1,000 miles from Yangon.