Hezil Suyu

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For the river that goes through the city of Zakho and is tributary to the Tigris river, see Little Khabur.
Coordinates: 37°9′0.45″N 42°34′45.54″E / 37.1501250°N 42.5793167°E / 37.1501250; 42.5793167
Hezil Suyu
Hezil Çayı, Nizil
River
Country  Turkey
Region Şırnak Province
Mouth Tigris
 - elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
 - coordinates 37°9′0.45″N 42°34′45.54″E / 37.1501250°N 42.5793167°E / 37.1501250; 42.5793167
Approximate position of the Hezil Suyu river (red line) tributary of the Little Khabur river (green line).
Hezil Suyu river is not to be mistaken with the Little Khabur river

The Hezil Suyu (or Hezil Çayı or the Nizil river, in Turkish language suyu means water of) is a river in south-eastern Turkey in the Eastern Anatolia Region which flows entirely in the Şırnak Province and is the natural border between Turkey and Iraq. Just before it forms the border, it is dammed by the Silopi Dam.

The Hezil Suyu river is not to be mistaken with the Little Khabur river which is tributary to the Tigris river[1] and flows east of Zakho city and goes through the Zakho city joining its tributary the Hezil Suyu west of Zakho city.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Panoramio map which calls the Little Khabur river with the name of Hezil Suyu but this river is actually the Little Khabur river which is tributary to the Tigris river.
  2. ^ Panoramio map showing the confluence between the two rivers. The river crossing the city of Zakho in Iraqi territory is the Little Khabur river not the Hezil Suyu river.