Arun River (Nepal)

Arun River (Nepal)

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image_caption = Arun River in Nepal

The Arun River is a river that flows through Nepal, Tibet and China, becoming a tributary of the Ganges. It is one of the principal tributaries of the Kosi River . [cite web
url=http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0016-7398(192309)62%3A3%3C161%3ATGOTA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-3
title=The Gorge of the Arun
accessdate=2007-07-01
] The Saptakoshi River is the main water source of the Koshi River, the principal source of water for the Koshi River Basin. The Arun River demarcates the ancient boundary of Khambuwan and Limbuwan regions. The river is also important in the folklore of Kiranti people of eastern Nepal.

In Nepal, the Kosi lies to the south of Kanchenjunga and has seven major tributaries: Sun Kosi, Tama Kosi, Dudh Kosi, Indravati, Likhu, Arun and Tamore. It has an average waterflow of 2564 cubic metres per second.Fact|date=July 2007

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