- a river in S Asia, flowing from S Kashmir into the Chenab River in Pakistan. 450 miles (725 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for jhelum
The source of the Jhelum is at Vir-nag (the powerful snake), &c.
Then a first-rate cart-road up the Jhelum valley has been made.Kashmir
Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
The channel of the Jhelum river was blocked and a large part of the valley submerged.
Jhelum, on the river so named,135 was the next stage of our anxious journey.Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army
Charles Alexander Gordon
The Sikh army were posted near Chillianwalla, on the river Jhelum, their front covered by a thick belt of jungle.Battles of English History
H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
- a river in Pakistan and Kashmir, rising in W central Kashmir and flowing northwest through the Vale of Kashmir, then southwest into NW Punjab to join the Chenab River: important for irrigation, having the Mangla Dam (Pakistan), completed in 1967. Length: about 720 km (450 miles)
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