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The Turama River is a river of Papua New Guinea. Approximately 10 miles (16 km) wide at the mouth, it narrows rapidly. This, combined with its location at the head of the Gulf of Papua, results in tidal bores sweeping up the river. The effects are noticeable as far as 100 km upstream.

Turama River
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Turama River (location)
Country Papua New Guinea
RegionSouthern Highlands, Gulf
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Bosavi
 - locationPapua New Guinea
 - coordinates7°40′S 143°50′E / 7.667°S 143.833°E / -7.667; 143.833
 - elevation1,000 m (3,300 ft)
 - location
Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea
Length290 km (180 mi)

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