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Murgab

Murgab mo͝orgäb´ [key], river, 530 mi (853 km) long, rising in the Paropamisus range, NE Afghanistan, flowing NW into Turkmenistan, to the Merv oasis, and disappearing into the Kara Kum desert, SE Turkmenistan it forms part of the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan border. With the Kusht, its main tributary, the river is an important source of water irrigation dams are at Tashkepristroi and Iolotan. An alternate spelling is Morghab.

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