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Other name(s) Mastuj, Chitral, Kama
Country Pakistan, Afghanistan
province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nuristan, Kunar, Nangarhar
Physical characteristics
Main source Hindu Kush Mountains
River mouth Kabul River
Length 480 km (300 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 2,600 km2 (1,000 sq mi)
  • Left:
    Shishi River
  • Right:
    Lotkoh River, Landai Sin River, Pech River

The Kūnaṛ River or Kama River is about 480 km long, located in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, and eastern Afghanistan. It emerges just south of the Broghil Pass, in the upper part of Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa near the Afghan border.

The river system is fed by melting glaciers and snow of the Hindu Kush mountains. The Kunar River is a tributary of the Kabul River, which is in turn a tributary of the Indus River.

The river has great untapped hydropower potential which could be harnessed for cheap hydro electricity generation. Currently, under construction Golen Gol power project is also located on this river but its further development will lead the region on the path of progress

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