See also: Indus (homonymy)
The Indus (known under the name of Sindh or Sindhu in the Antiquity) is a Fleuve Pakistan which gave its name to the India. It runs since the the Himalayas in direction of south-west and is thrown in the Mer of Oman. Indus belongs to the Seven rivers crowned of India.
The source of Indus is with the Tibet with the mount Kailâs or Gangri, indeed, it bears its name starting from the junction of the torrents Sengge and Gar going down from the Himalayas and draining the chains of Nganglong Kangri and Gangdise Shan. Indus passes then to the North-West through the Cashmere to the south of the chain of Karakoram, then gradually turns to the south, leaving the hills between Peshawar and Rawalpindi. In this sector a stopping forms the tank of Tarbela. Starting from its junction with the river Kabul, Indus becomes navigable.
The remainder of its way towards the sea is held then in the plains of the Penjab and the Sind, and the river takes a very slow course then. It crosses Hyderâbâd then is thrown in the sea of Oman by a large arid delta of 7770 km ² extending on 200 km from coast, in the south-east of Karâchi, now regarded as one of the ecological areas most important in the world.
Genetic studies showed that the dolphin of Indus and that of Gange ( Platanista gangetica ), which was regarded formerly as distinct, form actually only one and even species.
The government of India organizes each year the festival of Sindhu Darshan in Ladakh on banks of the river to support tourism with the Cashmere.
- List of rivers in the world
- List of the rivers of India
- Age of the valley of Indus
- Writing of Indus
- water and international law: selective bibliography See Indus (river) . Library of the Palate of Peace
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