Adhaim Dam Upstream Face.jpg
Physical characteristics
Length230 km (140 mi)
Basin size12,965 km2 (5,006 sq mi)

The ʿAdhaim (العظيم) is a river that originates in the Zagros Mountains in Sulaymaniyah Governorate and joins the Tigris river after 230 kilometres (140 mi) at 34°00′07″N 44°17′35″E / 34.002°N 44.293°E / 34.002; 44.293, some 30 kilometres (19 mi) downstream (east-to-southeast) of Samarra.

Its basin extends to 12,965 square kilometres (5,006 sq mi). The river is fed by rainwater and peak discharge is between January and March.[1]

See also[]


  1. ^ Shahin, Mamdouh (2007), Water Resources and Hydrometeorology of the Arab Region, Dordrecht: Springer, ISBN 978-1-4020-5414-3

Coordinates: 34°16′00″N 44°31′00″E / 34.2667°N 44.5167°E / 34.2667; 44.5167