Surma

Surma sûr´mə, so͝or´mä [key], river, 320 mi (515 km) long, rising in the Manipur hills, NE India, and flowing generally W through the Surma valley, where the river is dispersed into numerous streams rejoined at the western end of the valley, the Surma joins the Meghna River in NE Bangladesh. The alluvial valley, astride the India-Bangladesh border, is fertile rice, tea, and oilseed are the chief crops.

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