Kinta River

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Kinta River
Kinta River.JPG
Native nameSungai Kinta  (Malay)
Location
CountryPerak, Malaysia
Physical characteristics
Mouth 
 - location
near Teluk Intan into the Perak River
Length100 km (62 mi)
Basin size2,540 km2 (980 sq mi)[1]

Kinta River (Malay: Sungai Kinta) is a river in Perak, Malaysia. It gives its name to the Kinta Valley which surrounds Ipoh, the capital of Perak which sits along the river. There are many limestone hills in this area and there used to be many tin mines. The probably largest tin field in the world was discovered in 1876 in the Kinta Valley.[2] The river was also well known for its wide variety of freshwater fish. The fisheries department reported a greater abundance of fish from the Intake Dam to Tasek, and from a secluded fish pool, 0.75 miles (1.21 km) down from Tanjung Rambutan. Fishing in this area used to be a major local activity until the fisheries gradually closed down.[3]

Kinta River is one of the main branches of the Perak River.

Major settlements[edit]

Major settlements along the river are:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Revised equations for Manning’s coefficient for sand-bed rivers. URL assessed on 6 October 2012
  2. ^ [2] Tin chapter, Page 112. URL assessed on 6 October 2012
  3. ^ Khoo Salma Nasution and Adbur-Razzaq Lubis, 2005. Kinta Valley: Pioneering Malaysia's Modern Development. Ipoh: Perak Academy. ISBN 983-42113-09

Coordinates: 4°05′40″N 101°00′45″E / 4.09444°N 101.01250°E / 4.09444; 101.01250