The Huan River (), or Anyang River (), is a river in
Henan (; ; alternatively Honan) is a landlocked province of China
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, and part of the
The Hai River (海河, lit. "Sea River"), also
Also or ALSO may refer to:
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basin. The river rises north of
LinzhouLinzhou may refer to:
* Linzhou, Henan (林州), a county-level city in Henan, China
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* Lhünzhub County in Tibet, China, known in Chinese as Linzhou (林周)
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in northwestern Henan, and joins the
The Wei River () is a major river
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Neihuang County () is a county in the north of Henan province, China, bordering Hebei province to the north. It is under the administration of Anyang city.
As 2012, this county is divided to 7 towns and 10 townships.
in the northeast of the province.
The site of
Yinxu (modern ; ) is the site of one of the ancient and major historical capitals of China
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, in the village of Xiaotun within present-day
Anyang (; ) is a prefecture-level city in Henan province of China, province, China. The northernmost city in Henan, Anyang borders Puyang to the east, Hebi and Xinxiang to the south, and the provinces of Shanxi and Hebei to its west and north resp ...
on the south bank of the river, has been identified as the last capital of the
The Shang dynasty (), also historically known as the Yin dynasty (), was a Chinese dynasty
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, occupied between the 13th and 11th centuries BCE. A walled city and palace complex at Huanbei
on the north bank, occupied in the second half of the 14th century BCE, was destroyed at the time Yinxu was built. The river's name, Huan 洹, has been in use for more than 3,000 years. The character was recorded on both Shang-era
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and bronze vessels.
Rivers of Henan