Menderes River

Menderes River
Name of two rivers in Turkey.

The first (Turkish: Büyük Menderes) runs through southwestern Turkey. It empties into the Aegean Sea after a course of 363 mi (584 km). Its Classical name, Maeander (whence the English meander), is derived from the winding course of its lower reaches. The second (Turkish: Küçük Menderes) was known in antiquity as the Scamander; it rises in northwestern Turkey and flows 60 mi (97 km) west across the plain of ancient Troy, emptying into the Dardanelles.

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Turkish  Büyük Menderes Nehri , historically  Maeander 

      river, southwestern Turkey. It rises on the Anatolian plateau south and west of Afyon and flows westward through a narrow valley and canyon. At Sarayköy it expands into a broad, flat-bottomed valley with a typical Mediterranean landscape, dotted with fig trees, olive groves, and vineyards. Near the town of Aydın the river turns southwest, emptying into the Aegean Sea after a course of about 363 miles (584 km). The ancient port of Miletus, which lay near its mouth, has long been landlocked and abandoned because of silting. The river's classical name, Maeander (whence the English meander), is derived from the winding course of its lower reaches.

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