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[jey-luh m]
  1. a river in S Asia, flowing from S Kashmir into the Chenab River in Pakistan. 450 miles (725 km) long.
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Historical Examples of jhelum

  • The source of the Jhelum is at Vir-nag (the powerful snake), &c.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6


  • Then a first-rate cart-road up the Jhelum valley has been made.


    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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for jhelum


  1. 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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