[seer dahr-yuh; Russian sir duh-ryah]
a river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan, through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to the Aral Sea. 1300 miles (2100 km) long.
Ancient Jax·ar·tes [jak-sahr-teez] /dʒækˈsɑr tiz/
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In 1847 the Russians founded a fort at the mouth of the Jaxartes or Syr-darya.
Right through the desert flow the two rivers, the Syr-darya and Amu-darya.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
a river in central Asia, formed from two headstreams rising in the Tian Shan: flows generally west to the Aral Sea: the longest river in central Asia. Length: (from the source of the Naryn) 2900 km (1800 miles)Ancient name: Jaxartes
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