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The Sun Kosi is a river that flows from Tibet to Nepal. It is a part of Koshi River which flows into India.[1] The name 'Sun Kosi' comes from the Nepali word 'sun' which means gold and 'kosi' which means river.[2][3] Many people go to this river for rafting in Nepal.

Sun Kosi (Poiqu)
The Friendship Bridge connecting China with Nepal.jpg
The Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge over the Sun Kosi at Kodari
Location
CountryTibet, Nepal
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationTibet
 - elevation8,012 m (26,286 ft)
Mouth 
 - locationJoins with Arun and Tamur to form Saptkoshi at Trivenighat, Nepal
 - coordinates26°54′47″N 87°09′25″E / 26.913°N 87.157°E / 26.913; 87.157Coordinates: 26°54′47″N 87°09′25″E / 26.913°N 87.157°E / 26.913; 87.157
 - elevation640 m (2,100 ft)
Basin features
River systemKoshi River
Tributaries 
 - leftTamba Koshi, Likhu Khola, Dudh Kosi
 - rightIndravati River

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shrestha, A. B., Eriksson, M., Mool, P., Ghimire, P., Mishra, B., & Khanal, N. R. (2010). Glacial lake outburst flood risk assessment of Sun Koshi basin, Nepal. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk 1(2): 157–169.
  2. Turner, R. L. (1931). "sun". A Comparative and Etymological Dictionary of the Nepali Language. K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, London.
  3. Turner, R. L. (1931). "kosi". A Comparative and Etymological Dictionary of the Nepali Language. K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, London.