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The Talas River
Talas River
(Kyrgyz, Kazakh: Талас) rises in the Talas Region of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
and flows west into Kazakhstan. It is formed from the confluence of the Karakol and Uch-Koshoy. It runs through the city of Taraz
Taraz
in Zhambyl Province
Zhambyl Province
of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
and vanishes before reaching Lake Aydyn. The Ili, Chu and Talas are three steppe rivers that flow west and then north-west. The Ili River
Ili River
rises in Xinjiang, flows west to a point north of Lake Issyk Kul
Issyk Kul
and then turns north-west to reach Lake Balkash. The Chu River
Chu River
rises west of Lake Issyk Kul, flows out into the steppe and dries up before reaching the Syr Darya. The Talas River starts west and south of the Chu, flows west and north-west, but dries up before reaching the Chu. History[edit]

Talas River
Talas River
in the Syr Darya
Syr Darya
basin

During the Battle of Talas
Battle of Talas
(named after the river) in 751, the Abbasid force defeated the Tang Chinese forces led by the General Gao Xianzhi over a dispute regarding a client kingdom in the Fergana Valley. The battle was won by the Abbasids after the Karluks defected. The Chinese monk Xuanzang
Xuanzang
arrived from the Chui river to Talas during one of his journeys.[1][2] References[edit]

^ The Chinese recorder, Volume 5. American Presbyterian Mission Press. 1874. p. 192. Retrieved 2011-05-08.  ^ E. Bretschneider (1875). Notes on Chinese mediaeval travellers to the West. American Presbyterian Mission Press. p. 34. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 

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Rivers of Kyrgyzstan

Major rivers

Ala-Archa River Alabuga River At-Bashi River Chatkal River Chong-Kemin River Chu River Engilchek River Joon Aryk Jyrgalan River Kara Darya Kara-Suu Kichi-Kemin River Kochkor River Kögart River Kurshab River Naryn River On Archa River Sokh River Talas River Tar River (Kyrgyzstan) Toshkan River Vakhsh River Ysyk-Ata River

Coordinates: 43°55′N 70°30′E / 43.917°N 70.500°E / 43.917; 70.500

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 242724958 GND: 4460738-6

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