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Chindwin River


Digital relief map emphasizing the Chindwin River


The Chindwin River arises in northern Burma at the junction of several smaller rivers in the Hukawng Valley. It flows about 750 miles (1200 km) south into the Irrawady, of which it is the largest tributary. Its lower 350 miles (560 km) are navigable to river traffic, but most of its valley was undeveloped in 1941, though teak wood was harvested along its banks.

The Chindwin was a significant military barrier, and marked the front line between the Allied and Japanese forces during most of the long stalemate in Burma. However, its upper reaches were easily fordable during the peak of the dry season.

References

Romanus and Sunderland (1953)
Tamayama and Nunneley (2000)


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