What tributaries drain into the Mekong River?

What is the source of the Mekong River?

Where does the Mekong River start and end?

What is the Mekong River famous for?

In total, more than 60 million people depend on the Mekong for most facets of their daily lives. The river supports one of the most diverse fisheries in the world and is known for hosting various species of large fish; the biggest include the giant river carp, freshwater stingray, Siamese giant carp, and giant catfish.

How was the Mekong River formed?

Granite samples collected from the Mekong River Valley reveal that the river’s path was incised roughly 17 million years ago, most likely by increased erosion from monsoon precipitation.

Where is the starting point of Mekong River?

Which way does the Mekong flow?

The Mekong River flows in a southern, southwestern, and southeastern direction through much of its course.

Why is Mekong River called the mother of all rivers?

The Mekong River is called the “mother of waters” because it is such a tremendous resource for such a large number of people.

How is the Mekong River used?

The Mekong River has many uses to modern man including irrigation, domestic water, industrial water, transportation, fisheries, and power generation.

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Which city is associated with the river Mekong?

Phnom-Penh cities is associated with the river Mekong. The river flows through Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam before draining into the South China Sea south of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).