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Syr Darya

Syr Darya (also known as Syrdarya or Sirdaryo) is a river in Central Asia. It rises in two headstreams in the Tien Shan mountains in eastern Uzbekistan, it flows for some 2,220 km (1,380 miles) west and north-west through southern Kazakhstan to the Aral Sea.

The name is a relatively recent one in western writings; prior to the early 20th century, the river was known as the Jaxartes.

see also Amu Darya