Irtysh River is a major river of West-Central and Western Asia. It is a trans-boundary river which flows through China, Russia and Kazakhstan. Irtysh is the chief tributary of Ob River and is the longest river inflow in the world. The basin area of Irtysh River is around 54000 square km.
Irtysh has mixed types of nature where on the upper course of the river consists of snow, ice and less rain, the lower course consists of snow, rain and soil.
The river rises from the glaciers of south-west slopes of the Altai Mountains located in the Uyghur region of the autonomous region of Xinjiang province of China.
It is also used for transportation in Russia and Kazakhstan mostly between April and October which is the ice-free season of the area.
Ten Lines on Irtysh River in English
We have provided ten lines on Irtysh River in English for class 3, class 4, class 5 and class 6. After reading these lines you will know that what is Irtysh River, which countries do Irtysh River flow, which area of China does Irtysh River flows, what is the length and catchment area of Irtysh River, what is the main tributary of Irtysh River, which river’s tributary is the Irtysh River etc.
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10 Lines on Irtysh River – Set 1
1) Irtysh is the river which flows in the parts of Siberia and Kazakhstan.
2) It is a trans-boundary river which flows through Russia, China and Kazakhstan.
3) The source of the river lies in the Mongolian Altai Mountains located in China.
4) Irtysh River flows to west across the Chinese border through the Lake Zaysan.
5) It flows into southern of the West Siberian Plain and enters Russia.
6) After meeting Ishim and Tobol Rivers, Irtysh gets drained into Ob River in Russia.
7) The length of Irtysh River is 4370 km with catchment area of 1,643,000 square km.
8) The Ob-Irtysh River basin system forms the major drainage basin in the Asian region.
9) Main tributary of Irtysh River is the Tobol River whereas Irtysh is a tributary of Ob River.
10) The Irtysh and Ob rivers together constitute the world’s seventh longest river system.
We have provided another set of ten points on Irtysh River for class 9, class 10, class 11 and class 12. After going through these points, you will find as what are the other names of Irtysh River, what is Kara-Irtysh, what is White Irtysh, what is the distance of Irtysh River in three countries, what dams and bridges have been built on Irtysh River etc.
You can use these lines in your speeches and extempore in the school competitions. These lines will also increase your knowledge on Irtysh River and it will also be very useful in your seminars as well as in your GK quiz competitions.
10 Lines on Irtysh River – Set 2
1) Irtysh River is a major river of West-Central as well as Western Asia and it is one of the largest rivers of the Asian continent.
2) Irtysh River is called as ‘Ertis’ in Kazakh and ‘Ertis He’ in Chinese Pinyin.
3) From the origin of Irtysh River, the ‘Kara-Irtysh’ or ‘Black Irtysh’ flows in the Mongolian area in Xinjiang province of China through Kazakhstan.
4) The term ‘White Irtysh’ on the contrary to the ‘Black Irtysh’ was used in past to the Irtysh River which flows below the Lake Zaysan.
5) The Irtysh River has the longest river inflow of the world which flows through the territory of China (525 km), Kazakhstan (1700 km) and Russia (2010 km).
6) The river rises from glaciers of south-western slopes of the Altai Mountains in the Uyghur autonomous province in Xinjiang in far North-West China.
7) The Irtysh’s main tributaries include Tobol, Demyanka and Ishim Rivers and the Ob-Irtysh drainage system forms a major drainage basin in Asia.
8) Freight tankers, passenger ships and boats navigate on Irtysh River for transportation in the ice-free seasons of April to October.
9) In the Kazakhstan side of the Irtysh River, three hydroelectric power projects have been built viz. Bakhtarma, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Shulbinsk.
10) Three dams have also been constructed on the Chinese side of Irtysh River viz. the Keketuohai Dam, the Kalasuke Dam and Project 365 Dam.
Irtysh River is very much useful for fishing, irrigation, transportation and navigational purpose especially by the people who are residing on the banks and in the nearby area of the river. Several dams and hydroelectric projects have also been built on Irtysh River. Russia, China and Kazakhstan all have different types of bridges and hydroelectricity ventures running in their parts of Irtysh River like in Bakhtarma, Keketuohai Dams, Project 365 etc.