Ma River

Ma River

Vietnamese  Song Ma 

      river, northern Vietnam, one of the longest of the region, rising in the northwest. It flows southeastward through Laos for about 50 miles (80 km), cutting gorges through uplands to reach the plains region at which northern Vietnam begins to narrow. The river enters the Gulf of Tonkin, 65 miles (105 km) south of Hanoi, after a course of 250 miles (400 km). Like the Red River (Song Hong) to the north, it has an irregular regime with maximum flow toward the end of the summer. The Ma River delta differs, however, from that of the Red River because of its narrowness and the presence of sandy soil. Thanh Hoa town lies about 9 miles (14 km) upstream from the river mouth. Sampans can navigate 60 miles (100 km) upstream to Phan Y.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • River Nene — River The River Nene at Kislingbury Watermill, Northamptonshir …   Wikipedia

  • River Don, South Yorkshire — River Don The River Don as it flows past Hillsborough Stadium. Origin Pennines …   Wikipedia

  • River Hull — River The tidal barrier at the mouth of the river …   Wikipedia

  • River Oaks, Houston, Texas — River Oaks redirects here. For the city in Tarrant County, see River Oaks, Texas .River Oaks is an affluent community located in the geographic center of Houston, Texas, United States. Located within the 610 Loop and halfway between Downtown and… …   Wikipedia

  • River Poulter — River The ford at Crookford, where a track crosses the Poulter …   Wikipedia

  • River Phoenix — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda River Phoenix River Phoenix en la 61º entrega de los Oscars en 1989 Nombre real River Jude Bottom Nacimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • River trekking — or river tracing is a form of hiking or outdoor adventure activity, particularly popular in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and, in some ways, similar to canyoning or canyoneering. River trekking is a combination of trekking and climbing and sometimes… …   Wikipedia

  • River Plate Buenos Aires — River Plate Voller Name Club Atlético River Plate Ort Buenos Aires Gegründet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • River Flotilla of the Serbian Armed Forces — River Flotilla of Serbian Armed Forces Rečna Flotila River Flotilla Unit Emblem and Flag …   Wikipedia

  • river — [ rive ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • v. 1170; de rive « bord » 1 ♦ Attacher solidement et étroitement, au moyen de pièces de métal. ⇒ enchaîner. « C est ainsi qu ils croupissaient ensemble, rivés au même fer » (A. Daudet). ♢ Fig. Assujettir,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • River City Ransom — North American box art Developer(s) Technōs Japan (NES) SPS (X68000) KID (Super CD ROM²) …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”