Gonda

Gonda
Gond
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The Gonda river meeting one of its tributaries, the Muchari
Location
CountryGarambura, Habasha, Wale, Tusania
CitiesMambiza, Tawira, Mbiza
Physical characteristics
SourceGalingale Mountains, Tusania
MouthBanfura Sea
 - location
Mambiza, Garambura
Length2,654 km (1,649 mi)
Basin size987,010 km2 (381,090 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - average3,300 m3/s (120,000 cu ft/s)
 - minimum707 m3/s (25,000 cu ft/s)

The Gonda, also known as the Gond in Gaullican, is the second-longest river and longest south-flowing river in Bahia, spanning 2,654 km (1,649 mi). The river's source is in the Galingale Mountains in Tusania, before flowing into the Wale, through Habasha then finally flowing out through its mouth at the Banfura Sea, where the city of Mambiza lies. The Gonda's basin is 987,010 square kilometres, one of the largest in Bahia, spanning seven countries and a multitude of cities.

The Gonda provides significant hydroelectric power to Garambura, being its main source of energy across three dams located in northern, central, and southern Garambura. The Gonda is the livelihood of many who live along it, providing extremely arable land in most of Garambura and allowing for small market towns to flourish along the course of the river. Historically, the Gonda has provided home for multiple influential Bahian civilisations.

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