Dhur (river)

Dhur
Dhur (river) is located in Bhutan
Dhur (river)
Location of mouth
Location
CountryBhutan
CityBumthang
Physical characteristics
Mouth 
 • coordinates
27°36′39″N 90°40′30″E / 27.6108°N 90.6750°E / 27.6108; 90.6750Coordinates: 27°36′39″N 90°40′30″E / 27.6108°N 90.6750°E / 27.6108; 90.6750
Length25 km (16 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionFlows together with the Ramling into the Menchugang
River systemGanges

The Dhur is a river in the district (Dzongkhag) of Bumthang in the northeast of Bhutan. It is a headstream of the Menchugang.

The Dhur is about 25 km long, then it flows together with the Ramling forming the Menchugang. Several hot springs are found on its estuary.

The region around the Dhur is mostly a coniferous forest wherein grows Pinus wallichiana. The area is known for its remarkably rich flora. Many plants are endemic to the narrow river valley, such as Lilium sherriffiae, a rare type of lily; a rare type of pedicularis, called Pedicularis dhurensis, was named after the river.

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