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Amu Darya River Between Aral Sea and Sarygamysh Lake – January 12th, 2011

42.8N 59.1E

January 12th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

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This image focuses on the part of the Amu Darya River closest to the Aral Sea (above) and near Sarygamysh Lake (left). About 1,385,045 square kilometres (534,769 sq mi) of land is drained by the Amu Darya into the Aral Sea endorheic basin.

This includes most of Tajikistan, the southwest corner of Kyrgyzstan, the northeast corner of Afghanistan, a long narrow portion of western Turkmenistan and about half of Uzbekistan.

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