Teshio River

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Teshio River (Teshio-gawa)
天塩川
River
Teshio River-01.jpg
View from a train crossing a bridge on the Sōya Main Line (September 2008)
Country Japan
State Hokkaidōse
Regions Rumoi, Kamikawa
Districts Shibetsu, Nayoro, Nakagawa, Teshio
Municipalities Bifuka, Otoineppu, Nakagawa, Teshio, Horonobe
Source Mount Teshio
 - location Shibetsu, Hokkaidō, Japan
 - elevation 1,558 m (5,112 ft)
 - coordinates 43°57′52″N 142°52′51″E / 43.96444°N 142.88083°E / 43.96444; 142.88083
Mouth Sea of Japan
 - location Teshio and Horonobe, Hokkaidō, Japan
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 44°52′44″N 141°44′18″E / 44.87889°N 141.73833°E / 44.87889; 141.73833Coordinates: 44°52′44″N 141°44′18″E / 44.87889°N 141.73833°E / 44.87889; 141.73833
Length 256 km (159 mi)
Basin 5,590 km2 (2,158 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 110 m3/s (3,885 cu ft/s)
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The Teshio River (天塩川, Teshio-gawa) is a river in Hokkaido, Japan. At 256 kilometres (159 mi), it is the fourth longest river in Japan.

The name of the river derives from an Ainu word meaning "fishing weir."

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