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The Mekong River is one of the world鈥檚 great rivers, and it flows throughCambodia and Laos. Over a course of approximately 5,000 kilometers (about 3,000 miles), the river travels through six nations, including China, Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

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  • Where is the Mekong River?

  • Aerial view of The Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos. The Mekong River is Southeast Asia 鈥檚 longest river, covering approximately 4,900 kilometers from its source in China鈥檚 Tibetan Plateau to its mouth in Vietnam鈥檚 Mekong Delta. It drains six countries with its drainage basin spanning 795,000 square kilometers.

  • How many branches does the Mekong River have?

  • From Phnom Penh, it divides into two branches. Of which, the right is Ba Thac River (or Hau River in Vietnam), and the left is Mekong River (or Tien River in Vietnam). Both flow into the vast delta region of South Vietnam, about 220鈥?50 km long.

  • How much does the Mekong River contribute to the global economy?

  • It has contributed 3% to the GDP of the group of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. If compared to the total global fishing value of 2015 of 130 billion USD, the Mekong River is accounting for 13%.

  • Which river does not flow through Laos or Cambodia?

  • The Mekong Delta. yep, that’s right! Actually you need to phrase it correctly, it’s the Mekong River that goes through them not the Delta. Because the Delta does not flow through Laos, Cambodia and South Vietnam the river does.