T h e R i v e r C h u !
Fun Facts! Length km: 1,067 Length miles: 663 Drainage area km2: 62,500 Outflow: none Countries in the drainage basin: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
The river Chu starts at the point at which two other rivers meet (the river Joon Aryk and the river Kochkor). Atthis point the river is at 1,802m above sea level.
This river has no outflow. The water of this great river sinks in to the sand and mud of the Moyynqum Desert.
The Chu river is one of the longest rivers in Kyrgyzstan. The Iranian Sughds originally lived around the river Chu. They spoke the ancient language of Soghdian, an East Iranian language. The river Chu represents the boarder between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan