Toshkan River

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Toshkan
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Map showing the rivers of the Tarim Basin
Location
CountryKyrgyzstan, China
Physical characteristics
MouthAksu
 ⁃ coordinates
41°11′15″N 80°05′35″E / 41.1874°N 80.0931°E / 41.1874; 80.0931Coordinates: 41°11′15″N 80°05′35″E / 41.1874°N 80.0931°E / 41.1874; 80.0931
Basin features
ProgressionAksuTarimTaitema Lake

The Toshkan (Uyghur: توشقان دەرياسى‎, ULY: Toshqan deryasi, Kyrgyz: Какшал, romanizedKakshal) is a river in the Tien Shan mountains in the border area between China and Kyrgyzstan. The Toshkan has its sources in the mountains south of the Kyrgyzstani city of Naryn. It then flows towards the east and into the Xinjiang province of China. It continues east, running parallel to the Tien Shan mountains, until its confluence with the Aksu River near the city Aksu. The Toshkan is the main tributary of the Aksu.