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Irrawaddy river delta (Burma)

Irrawaddy river delta (Burma)



The Irrawaddy River or Ayeyarwady River is a river that flows from north to south through Burma (Myanmar). It is the country's largest river and most important commercial waterway.
Originating from the confluence of the N'mai and Mali rivers, it flows relatively straight North-South before emptying through the Irrawaddy Delta into the Andaman Sea. Its drainage area of about 255,081 km² covers a large part of Burma.
After Rudyard Kipling's poem, it is sometimes referred to as 'The Road to Mandalay'.

The Irrawaddy River rises in the N part of Burma and generally flows to the S. Augmented by numerous tributaries, the Irrawaddy River flows into the Bay of Bengal by way of several channels through an extensive delta lying approximately between the meridians of 94°15'E and 96°50'E. This delta is being constantly extended seaward by the deposit of silt.
Many low islands are formed near its seaward extremity by tidal backwaters and smaller cross channels which connect with the main channels.
The only channels through the Irrawaddy Delta used by ocean-going vessels are the Bassein River and the Rangoon River, the furthest W and E, respectively.

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Cape Negrais (Burma)

Cape Negrais, the seaward extremity of a spur of the Arakan Yoma range, in the Bay of Bengal, is fronted by conspicuous cliffs which rise about 0.8 mile inland to a high summit. The cape has been reported to be a good radar target up to 24 miles.
The coast between Cape Negrais ...
21 Nov 11

Mawdin Point (Burma)

Mawdin Point (Pagoda Point), about 30m high and flat, terminates in a bare bluff.
A pagoda lies on the point and is visible above the trees.
A small 2.7m high obelisk lies on the reef on the SE extremity of Mawdin Point.
A shoal, with depths of 5.5m and less, lies up to 0.5 ...
15 Dec 11

Port Blair

27 Mar 12

Racer Marina Huahin

Racer Marina is the only fully equipped Marina and the east coast of the Gul of Thailand. Repain service center and have a 35 tons marine travel lift
18 Jun 17

Laem Chabang

Port protected by a breakwater.
10 Jan 13


Harbor protected by a breakwater.
10 Jan 13

Nancowry island (India)

Nancowry Island lies close S of and overlaps the S end of Camorta Island. Nancowry Harbor, a secure landlocked inlet, lies between them. The E entrance of Nancowry Harbor lies between the SE end of Camorta Island and the NE end of Nancowry Island. The approach to this entrance leads ...
29 Nov 11

Bang Saphan

Small port.
27 Mar 12

Map Ta Phut

Small port protected by a breakwater.
10 Jan 13

Chowra island (India)

Chowra Island, which lies about 24 miles SSE of Batti Malv Island, is generally low but rises to a 104.5m high rocky pinnacle at its S end.
The island looks like a hat from the offing. Sanenya, the principal village, lies on the NE coast.
It has area of 8.2 sq km with a population ...
28 Nov 11

Trinkat island Nicobar (India)

Trinkat Island, which lies between 1.5 and 2.5 miles E of the S part of Camorta Island, is separated from that island to the W and NW by False Bay and Beresford Channel.
Trinkat Island is low, level, and covered by coconut trees. An extensive reef surrounds the island. Morrel Point, ...
30 Nov 11
Local Area

Cape Negrais to Sittang River

From Cape Negrais, the coast of the Irrawaddy Delta is low along its entire length between the Bassein River and the Sittang River. The only high coastal ground lies on the W side of the mouth of the Bassein River; here the S extremity of the Arakan Yoma Range terminates in the vicinity ...
21 Nov 11

Andaman sea

The Andaman Sea (or Burma sea in Thai)  is a body of water to the southeast of the Bay of Bengal, south of Myanmar, west of Thailand and east of the Andaman Islands; it is a part of Indian Ocean.The sea has been traditionally used for fishery and transportation of goods between ...
21 Nov 11

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
6 Apr 12

Gulf of Martaban (Burma)

The Gulf of Martaban is entered between Baragua Point and the coast extending N abreast of Kalegauk Island, about 140 miles to the E.
The Sittang River flows into the head of the gulf, about 75 miles N of the entrance. The Rangoon River and the Moulmein River enter the sea on the ...
21 Nov 11
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