Confluence

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In geography, a confluence (also: conflux) occurs where two or more flowing bodies of water join together to form a single channel.wikipedia
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Pittsburgh

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A confluence can occur in several configurations: at the point where a tributary joins a larger river (main stem); or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name (such as the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers at Pittsburgh, forming the Ohio); or where two separated channels of a river (forming a river island) rejoin at the downstream end.
Pittsburgh is located in the southwest of the state, at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers.

River source

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A confluence can occur in several configurations: at the point where a tributary joins a larger river (main stem); or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name (such as the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers at Pittsburgh, forming the Ohio); or where two separated channels of a river (forming a river island) rejoin at the downstream end.
The source, or headwaters, of a river or stream is the farthest place in that river or stream from its estuary or confluence with another river, as measured along the course of the river.

Khartoum

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A number of major cities, such as Chongqing, St. Louis, and Khartoum, arose at confluences; further examples appear in the list.
Khartoum is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Ethiopia.

The Forks, Winnipeg

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Within a city, a confluence often forms a visually prominent point, so that confluences are sometimes chosen as the site of prominent public buildings or monuments, as in Koblenz, Lyon, and Winnipeg.
The Forks (La Fourche) is a historic site, meeting place and green space in Downtown Winnipeg located at the confluence of the Red River and the Assiniboine River.

Point State Park

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Cities also often build parks at confluences, sometimes as projects of municipal improvement, as at Portland and Pittsburgh.
Point State Park (locally known as The Point) is a Pennsylvania state park on 36 acre in Downtown Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, forming the Ohio River.

Tributary

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A confluence can occur in several configurations: at the point where a tributary joins a larger river (main stem); or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name (such as the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers at Pittsburgh, forming the Ohio); or where two separated channels of a river (forming a river island) rejoin at the downstream end.
A confluence, where two or more bodies of water meet together, usually refers to the joining of tributaries.

Khabarovsk

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Khabarovsk is the largest city and the administrative center of Khabarovsk Krai, Russia, located 30 km from the Chinese border, at the confluence of the Amur and Ussuri Rivers, about 800 km north of Vladivostok.

Zambezi

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A little farther south is the confluence with the Lungwebungu River.

Ganges

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The main stream of the river Ganges begins at the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers in the town of Devprayag in the Garhwal division of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Triveni Sangam

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In Hindu tradition Triveni Sangam is the "confluence" (Sangam in Sanskrit) of three rivers (Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati).

Al-Qurnah

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Qurna (Arabic for connection/joint) is located at the confluence point of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers to form the Shatt al-Arab.

Ohio River

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A confluence can occur in several configurations: at the point where a tributary joins a larger river (main stem); or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name (such as the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers at Pittsburgh, forming the Ohio); or where two separated channels of a river (forming a river island) rejoin at the downstream end.
At the confluence, the Ohio is considerably bigger than the Mississippi, measured by long-term mean discharge.

Nile

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Just south of the town it has the confluence with the Achwa River.

Shatt al-Arab

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In Middle Persian literature and the Shahnameh (written between c. 977 and 1010 AD), the name اروند Arvand is used for the Tigris, the confluent of the Shatt al-Arab.

Luang Prabang

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The centre of the city consists of four main roads and is located on a peninsula at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong River.

Wentworth, New South Wales

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It lies at the confluence of Australia's two most important rivers, the Darling and the Murray, the latter forming the border with the state of Victoria to the south.

Mainz

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The city is located on the Rhine river at its confluence with the Main river, opposite Wiesbaden on the border with Hesse.

Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur is a Malay term that translates to "muddy confluence" as it is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers.

Koblenz

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Koblenz was established as a Roman military post by Drusus around 8 B.C. Its name originates from the Latin (ad) cōnfluentēs, meaning "(at the) confluence" of the two rivers.

Belgrade

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It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers and the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkan Peninsula.

Koblenz, Switzerland

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Koblenz is first mentioned in 10th or 11th Century as Confluentia, for the confluence of the Aare and Rhine rivers.

Pritisangam

Krishna-Koyna PritisangamPreeti Sangam
This sangam is very rare in world where two rivers come from front and take a turn and become one river.

Sava

Sava RiverRiver SavaSzáva
The river's headwater area also encompasses several tributaries, including the 52 km Sora, the 27 km Tržič Bistrica and the 17 km Radovna rivers—flowing into the Sava at confluences located as far east downstream as Medvode.

Danube

Danube RiverRiver DanubeDanubian
Classified as an international waterway, it originates in the town of Donaueschingen, in the Black Forest of Germany, at the confluence of the rivers Brigach and Breg.

Manaus

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Often a confluence lies in the shared floodplain of the two rivers and nothing is built on it, for example at Manaus, described below.
This natural phenomenon is caused by the confluence of the Negro River's dark water and the Solimões River's muddy brown water that come together to form the Amazonas River.