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The CHENAB RIVER (Hindi : चेनब cenab; Punjabi : ਚਨਾਬ, canāb; Urdu : چناب‎‎) is a major river of India
India
and Pakistan . It forms in the upper Himalayas
Himalayas
in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh , India, and flows through the Kishtwar district of Jammu region in Jammu and Kashmir into the plains of the Punjab , Pakistan
Pakistan
. The waters of the Chenab are allocated to Pakistan
Pakistan
under the terms of the Indus Waters Treaty . World’s highest rail bridge on Chenab river

HISTORY

The river was known to Indians in the Vedic period as CHANDRABHAGA (Sanskrit : चंद्रभाग), also Asikni (Sanskrit : असिक्नी) or Iskmati (Sanskrit : इस्कामति) and as Acesines to the Ancient Greeks . In 325 BC, Alexander the Great allegedly founded the town of Alexandria on the Indus (present day Uch Sharif or Mithankot or Chacharan in Pakistan) at the confluence of the Indus and the combined stream of Punjab rivers (currently known as the Panjnad River ).

SEE ALSO

* Baglihar Dam - a hydroelectric power project in Jammu and Kashmir * Pakal Dul Dam
Pakal Dul Dam
- a proposed dam on Marusadar River, a right bank tributary of Chenab * Ratle Hydroelectric Plant
Ratle Hydroelectric Plant
- an under construction hydroelectric power station of run-of-the-river type * Dul Hasti Hydroelectric Plant - a run-of-the-river type power project * Marala Headworks - located near Sialkot * Khanki Headworks - located in Gujranwala District * Trimmu Barrage
Trimmu Barrage
- located in Jhang District

REFERENCES

Wikisource
Wikisource
has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article CHENAB .

Wikimedia Commons has media related to CHENAB RIVER .

* ^ "Construction of power projects over Chenab". Business Recorder. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2017. * ^ ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/rivdis/STATIONS.HTM , ORNL, Retrieved 8 Dec 2016 * ^ "River Chenab" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 8 December 2016. * ^ "Indus Waters Treaty". The World Bank. Retrieved 8 Dec 2016. * ^ Yule, Henry; Arthur Coke Burnell; William Crooke. "Hobson-Jobson: A glossary of Anglo-Indian colloquial words & phrases and of kindred terms". Pg.741. Retrieved 8 Dec 2016. * ^ https://www.britannica.com/place/Chenab-River, Chenab River
Chenab River
on Encyclopædia Britannica, Retrieved 8 Dec 2016 * ^ Encyclopædia Britannica article on the Chenab * ^ Alexandria (Uch)

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Hydrography of India
India

INLAND

* Alaknanda * Beas * Betwa * Bhāgīrathī * Bharatapuzha * Brahmaputra * Burhi Gandak * Chambal * Chenab * Chilika Lake
Chilika Lake
* Dal Lake * Damodar * Dibang * Ganges
Ganges
* Ganges
Ganges
Basin * Ganges
Ganges
Delta * Ghaghara * Godavari * Gomti * Hooghly * Indira Gandhi Canal
Indira Gandhi Canal
* Indus * Indus Delta * Indus Basin * Jhelum * Kali * Kaveri
Kaveri
* Ken * Kerala backwaters * Koshi * Krishna * Kushiyara * Luni * Mahanadi
Mahanadi
* Malampuzha
Malampuzha
* Narmada * Nizam Sagar * Padma * Pamba * Periyar * Pookode Lake * Powai Lake * Ramganga * Ravi * Red Hills Lake * Roopkund
Roopkund
(Skeleton Lake) * Sambhar Salt Lake * Sapt Koshi * Sabarmati River
Sabarmati River
* Sarasvati * Sharda * Someshwari * Son * Sutlej * Tamsa * Tapti * Tons * Vaigai * Yamuna

COASTAL

* Arabian Sea * Bay of Bengal * Gulf of Khambhat * Gulf of Kutch * Gulf of Mannar
Gulf of Mannar
* Indian Ocean * Laccadive Sea * Palk Strait
Palk Strait
* Ilog Pasig

CATEGORIES

* Lakes of India
India
* Reservoirs and dams in India
India
* Rivers of India
India

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Hydrology
Hydrology
of Pakistan
Pakistan

LAKES

* Ansoo * Baghsar * Banjosa * Borith * Chitta Katha * Dudipatsar * Hadero * Haleji * Hanna * Karambar * Keenjhar * Khabikki * Kundol * Lower Kachura * Lulusar * Mahodand * Manchar * Namal * Payee * Rama * Rawal * Rush * Saiful Muluk * Satpara * Sheosar * Shonter * Subri * Uchhali * Upper Kachura

RIVERS

* Indus * Astore * Bara * Basol * Braldu * Bunhar * Chenab * Dasht * Dori * Gambila * Ghaggar-Hakra * Gilgit * Gomal * Haro * Hingol * Hispar * Hunza * Jhelum * Jindi * Kabul * Kech * Korang * Kunar * Mula * Neelum * Panjkora * Panjnad * Poonch * Rakshan * Ravi * Rupal * Shaksgam * Shigar * Shingo * Shyok * Soan * Suru * Sutlej * Swan * Swat * Tawi * Zhob

COASTAL

* Indian Ocean * Arabian Sea * Gulf of Oman

CATEGORIES

* Lakes * Rivers

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The Rivers of the Punjab

* Indus

* Jhelum * Chenab * Ravi * Beas * Sutlej

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Geography of Himachal Pradesh

LAKES

* Renuka Lake * Maharana Pratap Sagar * Gobind Sagar * more...

RIVERS

* Beas * Chenab * Ravi * Sutlej * Yamuna

DISTRICTS

* Bilaspur * Chamba * Hamirpur * Kangra * Kinnaur * Kullu * Lahaul and Spiti * Mandi * Sirmaur * Shimla * Solan * Una

OTHER

* Climate of Himachal Pradesh * Protected areas of Himachal Pradesh * List of peaks in Himachal Pradesh

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Punjab geography

* Beas River
Beas River
* Bari Doab * Chenab River * Chhachh
Chhachh
* Cholistan Desert
Cholistan Desert
* Doaba * Ganji Bar * Ghaggar river
Ghaggar river
* Indus River
Indus River
* Jhelum River
Jhelum River
* Jech Doab * Kachhi * Kala Chitta Range * Kirana Bar
Kirana Bar
* Kirana Hills * Majha
Majha
* Malwa * Margalla Hills * Neeli Bar * Poadh * Pothohar Plateau
Pothohar Plateau
* Rechna Doab * Ravi River * Salt Range * Sandal Bar * Sind Sagar Doab * Sivalik Hills * Soon Valley * Sulaiman Mountains
Sulaiman Mountains
* Sutlej River * Thal Desert

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Hydrography of Jammu and Kashmir

RIVERS

* Chenab * Doda * Dras * Indus * Jhelum * Lidder * Markha * Nala Palkhu * Neelum * Ravi * Rambi Ara * Saltoro * Shingo * Shyok * Sind * Suru * Tawi * Tsarap * Veshaw * Yapola * Zanskar

LAKES

* Dal Lake * Nigeen Lake * Anchar Lake * Gadsar Lake * Gangabal Lake * Krishansar Lake * Manasbal Lake
Manasbal Lake
* Mansar Lake
Mansar Lake
* Pangong Tso * Sheshnag Lake
Sheshnag Lake
* Tulian Lake * Vishansar Lake * Wular Lake * Kausar Nag * Satsar * Nundkol * Brari Nambal * Khushal Sar
Khushal Sar
* Gil Sar

GLACIERS

* Drang-drung Glacier * Kolahoi Glacier * Machoi Glacier * Shafat Glacier * Siachen Glacier

DAMS, BARRAGES

* Baglihar Dam * Chutak Dam * Dul Hasti Dam * Dumkhar Dam * Kishanganga Dam * Nimoo Bazgo Dam * Ratle Dam
Ratle Dam
* Salal Dam
Salal Dam
* Uri Dam

HYDROGRAPHY OF SURROUNDING AREAS

* Himachal Pradesh * Punjab, India
India
* Pakistan
Pakistan

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Hydrography of the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent

INLAND RIVERS

* Beas * Betwa * Bhagirathi * Brahmaputra * Chambal * Chenab * Damodar * Godavari * Gandaki * Ganges
Ganges
* Ghaghara * Indus * Jhelum * Kali * Kaveri
Kaveri
* Kosi * Krishna * Luni * Mahanadi
Mahanadi
* Mahaweli * Meghna * Narmada * Padma * Ravi * Sarasvati * Sankosh * Sharda * Son * Sutlej * Tapti * Yamuna

INLAND LAKES, DELTAS, ETC.

* Ganges
Ganges
Basin * Ganges
Ganges
Delta * Indus Delta * Dal Lake * Pookode Lake * Skeleton Lake * Chilika Lake
Chilika Lake
* Lake Powai * Borith Lake * Saiful Muluk * Gosaikunda * Nizam Sagar * Red Hills Lake * Malampuzha
Malampuzha
* Kerala backwaters * Pulicat Lake

COASTAL

* Indian Ocean * Arabian Sea * Bay of Bengal * Gulf of Kutch * Gulf of Khambhat * Gulf of Mannar
Gulf of Mannar
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