Kampar Kanan River

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Kampar Kanan River
Batang Kampar Kanan, Sungai Kampar Kanan
Kampar Kanan River is located in Sumatra
Kampar Kanan River
Location of river mouth
Kampar Kanan River is located in Indonesia
Kampar Kanan River
Kampar Kanan River (Indonesia)
Physical characteristics
 - locationWest Sumatra
MouthKampar River
 - location
Pelalawan Regency, Riau

Kampar Kanan River is a river in Riau province, Sumatra island, Indonesia.[1] It is a tributary of the Kampar River.


The river springs out of Mount Gadang. It flows first to the north, then turning to east, meeting the tributaries Batang Kapur Nan Gadang and Batang Mahat. It runs across the Lima Puluh Kota and Kampar regencies, then meets Kampar Kiri River, which is almost equal in size, in the area of Langgam (Pelalawan Regency). After the confluence, it is called Kampar River until discharging into Malacca Strait.[1][2]


The river flows in the central area of Sumatra with predominantly tropical rainforest climate (designated as Af in the Köppen-Geiger climate classification).[3] The annual average temperature in the area is 24 °C. The warmest month is October, when the average temperature is around 26 °C, and the coldest is November, at 22 °C.[4] The average annual rainfall is 2667 mm. The wettest month is November, with an average of 402 mm rainfall, and the driest is June, with 104 mm rainfall.[5]


Researchers found in the Kampar Kanan River the abundance of bivalves, such as Anadonta woodiana (11/m²), Corbicula moltkiana (33/m²), Hyriopsis sp (4/m²), Pilsbryconcha exilis (10/m²) and Rectidens sp (3/m2),[6] as well as gastropods, such as Melanoides granifera (20/m²), Melanoides tubercullata (120/m²), Bellamya sp (45/m²), Brothia sp (28/m²), Pila ampullacea (25/m²) and Thiara scabra (4/m²).[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b McNally, Rand (1993). The New International Atlas.
  2. ^ Ridwan, Adin (2010). Atlas Indonesia (in Indonesian). Tiga Menara.
  3. ^ Peel, M C; Finlayson, B L; McMahon, T A (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification". Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 11: 1633–1644. doi:10.5194/hess-11-1633-2007. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  4. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. 30 January 2016.
  5. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Rainfall (1 month - TRMM)". NASA/Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission. 30 January 2016.
  6. ^ Wilda Mardiyah, Nur El Fajri, M. Fauzi. Jenis Bivalva di Sungai Kampar Kanan Kelurahan Air Tiris Kecamatan Kampar Kabupaten Kampar. Jurnal Online Mahasiswa Fakultas Perikanan dan Ilmu Kelautan Universitas Riau, 2017.
  7. ^ Gustika Yuli Yendri, Nur El Fajri, Muhammad Fauzi. Kelimpahan Gastropoda di Sungai Kampar Kanan Kelurahan Air Tiris Kecamatan Kampar. Jurnal Online Mahasiswa Fakultas Perikanan dan Ilmu Kelautan Universitas Riau, April 2018.

Coordinates: 0°16′11″N 101°40′47″E / 0.2698°N 101.6797°E / 0.2698; 101.6797