Tiau River

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Tiau River
Country India
State Mizoram
Cities Champhai
Physical characteristics
Coordinates: 22°57′14″N93°08′28″E / 22.954°N 93.141°E / 22.954; 93.141
Length159 km (99 mi)

Tiau River (or Tio river) a 159 km long river which forms part of the international boundary between India and Myanmar. [1]

It rises near Khuangphah village of Champhai district in Mizoram, India. It ultimately merges with the Tuipui River. [1]

Zokhawthar is located on the Indian side of the river. The Tio Khawmawi village is located on the Burmese side. In the local language, the river is also known as Ciau River or Ciau Guun ("Guun" means river).[ citation needed ]

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