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Orhon River in Mongolia
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Orhon River in Mongolia

The Orhon River (old Turkish Orkhon, Orchon and also Orhun') is a river in Mongolia. It rises in the Hangayn mountains and flows northwards into Lake Baikal. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 602 KB) Source: He-ba-mue Description: Fluss Orchon in der Mongolei File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Orhon River Metadata This file contains additional information... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 602 KB) Source: He-ba-mue Description: Fluss Orchon in der Mongolei File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Orhon River Metadata This file contains additional information... The Murray River in Australia. ... Lake Baikal The Yenisei River basin, Lake Baikal, and the cities of Dikson, Dudinka, Turukhansk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk Lake Baikal is the largest (by volume), deepest and oldest freshwater lake in the world. ...


There are two sets of ancient ruins along the river valley: Khara Balgassoun, the ancient capital of the Uyghur Kingdom and Khara Horin, the ancient capital of the Mongol Empire. Pyotr Kuzmich Kozlov found several Hunnic Imperial tombs in the area of the river valley. The Uyghur (Uyghur: ئۇيغۇر; Turkish: Uygur; Simplified Chinese: 维吾尔; Traditional Chinese: 維吾爾; Pinyin: Wéiwúěr) are a Turkic people, forming one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Karakorum palace (also Ka-la-kun-lun, Khara-khorin, Kharakhorum, Khara Khorum in Classical Mongolian) was an ancient capital of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century, although for only about 30 years. ... Mongol Empires largest extent coloured in blue. ... Pyotr Kuzmich Kozlov (October 3, 1863 near Smolensk - September 26, 1935, Peterhof) was a Russian explorer who continued the studies of Nikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalskiy in Mongolia and Tibet. ... The Huns were a confederation of Eurasian tribes, most likely of diverse origin with a Turkic-speaking aristocracy, who appeared in Europe in the 4th century, the most famous being Attila the Hun. ...


For more information on the World Heritage Site located in the river valley see the Orkhon Valley. Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape sprawls along the banks of the Orhon River in Central Mongolia, some 360 km west from the capital Ulaanbaatar. ...


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Basic Study on Orhon – Ongin River Diversion (664 words)
The orhon rive is the longest in Mongolia.
The river’s length is 1124 km and the catchmetn area is 132,825 sq.
The potential of water resources development of the orhon river basin will be assessed carefully by studying the flow regime of orhon river and the present demand for water in the region.
Mongolia (country) - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta (1793 words)
Central and northern Mongolia is a land of forested mountains and fertile river valleys.
Large rivers originate in the country’s mountainous northern and western areas, while very few surface streams are found in the south.
The rivers of Mongolia generally flow in three directions: north toward the Arctic Ocean, east toward the Pacific Ocean, or south into the Gobi desert.
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