ASIA: International River Basin register
(updated August 2012)


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Basin Name Total area of basin (sq. km) (1)   Country name Area of country in basin (sq. km) Percent area of basin in country (%)

Amur (15) 2,085,900 Russia 1,006,100 48
  China 889,100 43
  Mongolia 190,600 9
  Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North) 100 <1
 
An Nahr Al Kabir 1,300 Syria 900 67
  Lebanon 400 33
 
Aral Sea (16, 17) 1,231,400 Kazakhstan 424,400 34
  Uzbekistan 382,600 31
  Tajikistan 135,700 11
  Kyrgyzstan 111,700 9
  Afghanistan 104,900 9
  Turkmenistan 70,000 6
  China 1,900 <1
  Pakistan 200 <1
           
Asi/Orontes 37,900 Turkey 18,900 50
  Syria 16,800 44
  Lebanon 2,200 6
 
Astara Chay (18) 600 Iran 500 83
  Azerbaijan 100 17
 
Atrak (17) 34,200 Iran 23,600 69
  Turkmenistan 10,700 31
 
BahuKalat/Rudkhanehye 18,000 Iran 18,000 100
  Pakistan 30 <1
 
Bangau (19) 60 Brunei 30 54
  Malaysia 30 46
 
Bei Jiang/Hsi (20) 417,800 China 407,900 98
  Vietnam 9,800 2
 
Beilun (20) 900 China 800 84
  Vietnam 100 16
 
Ca/Song Koi 31,000 Vietnam 20,100 65
  Laos, People's Democratic Republic of 10,900 35
 
Coruh (18) 22,100 Turkey 20,000 91
  Georgia 2,000 9
 
Dasht 33,400 Pakistan 26,200 78
  Iran 7,200 22
 
Fenney 2,800 India 1,800 66
  Bangladesh 1,000 34
 
Fly 64,600 Papua New Guinea 60,400 93
  Indonesia 4,300 7
 
Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (21, 22) 1,634,900 India 948,400 62
  China 321,300 19.65
  Nepal 147,400 9
  Bangladesh 107,100 7
  India, claimed by China 67,100 4.11
  Bhutan 39,900 2.44
  India control, claimed by China 1,200 0.07
  Myanmar (Burma) 80 <1
 
Golok 1,800 Thailand 1,000 56
  Malaysia 800 44
 
Han (23, 24) 35,300 Korea, Republic of (South) 25,100 71
  Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North) 10,100 29
 
Har Us Nur 185,300 Mongolia 179,300 97
  Russia 5,600 3
  China 300 <1
 
Hari/Harirud 92,600 Afghanistan 41,000 44
  Iran 35,400 38
  Turkmenistan 16,100 17
 
Helmand 353,500 Afghanistan 288,200 82
  Iran 54,900 16
  Pakistan 10,400 3
 
Ili/Kunes He 161,200 Kazakhstan 97,100 60
  China 55,300 34
  Kyrgyzstan 8,800 5
           
Indus (25, 26) 1,138,800 Pakistan 597,700 52.48
  India 381,600 34
  China 76,200 8
  Afghanistan 72,100 6
  Chinese control, claimed by India 9,600 0.84
  Indian control, claimed by China 1,600 0.14
  Nepal 10 <1
           
Irrawaddy 404,200 Myanmar (Burma) 368,600 91.20
  China 18,500 5
  India 14,100 4
  India, claimed by China 1,200 0.30
 
Jenisej/Yenisey 2,557,800 Russia 2,229,800 87.17
  Mongolia 327,900 13
 
Jordan (27, 28, 29) 42,800 Jordan 20,600 57
  Israel 9,100 27
  Syria 4,900 13
  West Bank 3,200 7.48
  Egypt 2,700 1
  Golan Heights 1,500 3.50
  Lebanon 600 2
 
Kaladan 30,500 Myanmar (Burma) 22,900 76
  India 7,300 24
 
Karnaphuli 12,500 Bangladesh 7,400 59
  India 5,100 41
  Myanmar (Burma) 10 <1
 
Kowl E Namaksar 36,500 Iran 25,900 71
  Afghanistan 10,500 29
 
Kura-Araks (18) 193,200 Azerbaijan 56,600 32
  Iran 39,700 21
  Armenia 34,800 15
  Georgia 34,300 18
  Turkey 27,700 14
  Russia 60 <1
 
Lake Ubsa-Nur 62,800 Mongolia 47,600 76
  Russia 15,200 24
 
Ma 30,300 Vietnam 17,100 56
  Laos, People's Democratic Republic of 13,200 44
 
Mekong (30, 31) 787,800 Laos, People's Democratic Republic of 198,000 25
  Thailand 193,900 25
  China 171,700 22
  Cambodia (Kampuchea) 158,400 20
  Vietnam 38,200 5
  Myanmar (Burma) 27,600 4
           
Murgab 60,900 Afghanistan 36,400 60
  Turkmenistan 24,500 40
 
Nahr El Kebir 1,500 Syria 1,300 86
  Turkey 200 14
 
Ob (18) 2,950,800 Russia 2,192,700 74.31
  Kazakhstan 743,800 98
  China 13,900 2
  Mongolia 200 <1
 
Oral/Ural (18) 311,000 Kazakhstan 175,500 56
  Russia 135,500 44
 
Pakchan 3,900 Myanmar (Burma) 1,900 51
  Thailand 1,800 49
 
Pandaruan (19) 400 Brunei 200 60.65
  Malaysia 100 42
 
Pu Lun T'o 89,000 China 77,800 87
  Mongolia 11,100 12
  Russia 80 <1
  Kazakhstan 30  
 
Red/Song Hong (20) 157,100 China 84,500 54
  Vietnam 71,500 46
  Laos, People's Democratic Republic of 1,200 1
 
Saigon 25,100 Vietnam 24,800 99
  Cambodia (Kampuchea) 200 <1
 
Salween 244,000 China 127,900 52
  Myanmar (Burma) 107,000 44
  Thailand 9,100 4
 
Samur (18) 6,800 Russia 6,300 94
  Azerbaijan 400 6
 
Sembakung (19) 15,300 Indonesia 8,100 53
  Malaysia 7,200 47
 
Sepik 73,400 Papua New Guinea 71,000 97
  Indonesia 2,300 3
 
Song Vam Co Dong 15,300 Vietnam 7,800 51
  Cambodia (Kampuchea) 7,500 49
 
Sujfun 18,300 China 11,800 65
  Russia 6,500 35
 
Sulak (18) 15,100 Russia 13,900 92
  Georgia 1,100 7
  Azerbaijan 60 <1
 
Tami 89,900 Indonesia 87,700 98
  Papua New Guinea 2,200 2
 
Tarim (16, 17, 25, 26) 1,051,600 China 1,000,300 97
  Chinese control, claimed by India 21,500 2.04
  Kyrgyzstan 21,100 2
  Tajikistan 6,600 1
  Pakistan 2,000 <1
  Afghanistan 60 <1
 
Terek (18) 38,700 Russia 37,000 95
  Georgia 1,800 5
 
Tigris-Euphrates/Shatt al Arab (32) 789,000 Iraq 319,400 40
  Turkey 195,700 25
  Iran 155,400 20
  Syria 116,300 15
  Jordan 2,000 <1
  Saudi Arabia 80 <1
 
Tjeroaka-Wanggoe 6,600 Indonesia 4,000 62
  Papua New Guinea 2,500 38
 
Tumen 29,100 China 20,300 70
  Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North) 8,300 29
  Russia 500 2
 
Wadi Al Izziyah 600 Lebanon 400 68
  Israel 200 32
 
Yalu 50,900 China 26,800 53
  Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North) 23,800 47