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Yangcheng Lake
Yangcheng Lake
Yangcheng Lake
(Chinese: 阳澄湖; pinyin: Yángchéng Hú) is a freshwater lake about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) northeast of the city of Suzhou
Suzhou
in Jiangsu
Jiangsu
Province, China. It is the most famous area of origin for the Chinese mitten crabs which are considered a delicacy. Yangchen lake is located between Lake Tai
Lake Tai
and the Yangtze
Yangtze
River. It crosses the boundary of the cities Suzhou, Changshu
Changshu
and Kunshan
Kunshan
and has a surface area of about 20 square kilometres (7.7 sq mi). The Chinese mitten crabs migrate from Yangcheng Lake
Yangcheng Lake
towards the Yangtze
Yangtze
delta for mating in September and October. The local fishermen harvest the animals during this migration
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List Of Lakes Of China
China, officially the People's Republic
People's Republic
of China
China
(PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion.[13] Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area,[k][19] depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Drainage Basin
A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water
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Chinese Language
Legend:   Countries identified Chinese as a primary, administrative, or native language   Countries with more than 5,000,000 Chinese speakers   Countries with more than 1,000,000 Chinese speakers   Countries with more than 500,000 Chinese speakers   Countries with more than 100,000 Chinese speakers   Major Chinese-speaking settlementsThis article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
Unicode
characters
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Pinyin
Hanyu Pinyin
Hanyu Pinyin
Romanization
Romanization
(simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音), often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
in mainland China
China
and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin
Pinyin
without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters. The pinyin system was developed in the 1950s by many linguists, including Zhou Youguang,[1] based on earlier form romanizations of Chinese
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China
China, officially the People's Republic
People's Republic
of China
China
(PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion.[13] Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area,[k][19] depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world
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Freshwater
Fresh water
Fresh water
(or freshwater) is naturally occurring water on Earth's surface in ice sheets, ice caps, glaciers, icebergs, bogs, ponds, lakes, rivers and streams, and underground as groundwater. Fresh water is generally characterized by having low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids. The term specifically excludes seawater and brackish water although it does include mineral-rich waters such as chalybeate springs. Fresh water
Fresh water
is not the same as potable water (or drinking water): Much of the earth's surface fresh water and groundwater is unsuitable for drinking without some form of treatment
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Yangtze
The Yangtze
Yangtze
(English: /ˈjæŋtsi/ or /ˈjɑːŋtsi/), which is 6,380 km (3,964 miles) long, is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. The river is the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country. It drains one-fifth of the land area of the People's Republic of China
China
(PRC) and its river basin is home to nearly one-third of the country's population.[7] The Yangtze
Yangtze
is the sixth-largest river by discharge volume in the world. The English name Yangtze
Yangtze
derives from the Chinese name Yángzǐ Jiāng ( listen), which refers to the lowest 435 km of the river between Nanjing
Nanjing
and Shanghai
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Xingyun Lake
Hsing Yun
Hsing Yun
(born 19 August 1927) is a Chinese Buddhist monk. He is considered one of the most prominent proponents of Humanistic Buddhism. Hsing Yun
Hsing Yun
is the founder of the Fo Guang Shan
Fo Guang Shan
Buddhist order as well as the affiliated Buddha's Light International Association
Buddha's Light International Association
and is considered to be one of the most influential teachers of modern Taiwanese Buddhism.Contents1 Fo Guang Shan 2 Politics 3 Health 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External linksFo Guang Shan[edit] Hsing Yun's first exposure to Buddhism
Buddhism
came from his grandmother, a practicing Buddhist and meditator. He entered the monastic life at the age of 14. Hsing Yun
Hsing Yun
was first inspired by Buddhist modernism
Buddhist modernism
in 1945 while studying at Jiaoshan Buddhist College
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Buir Lake
Buir Lake
Lake
(Mongolian: Буйр нуур; Chinese: 贝尔湖; pinyin: Bèi'ěr Hú) is a freshwater lake that straddles the border between Mongolia
Mongolia
and China. It lies within the Buir Lake
Lake
Depression. The Chinese city of Hulunbuir
Hulunbuir
is named after both this lake and Hulun Lake, which lies entirely on the Chinese side of the border in Inner Mongolia.[1] In 1388, Ming forces under Lan Yu won a major victory over the Northern Yuan Dynasty on the Buir Lake
Lake
region
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Shijiu Lake
Shijiu Lake(Chinese: 石臼湖; pinyin: Shíjiù Hú) is a freshwater lake in China, situated at the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. One half of the lake that is to the west, belongs to the Dangtu County
Dangtu County
of Anhui Province
Anhui Province
and the other part lies in the Gaochun County
Gaochun County
and Lishui County
Lishui County
of Jiangsu Province. The area of the watershed is 18,600 km 2, with an elevation of 9.3 m, its length makes 23 km and the greatest breadth from east to west is 15.5 km ( the average breadth makes 9.15 km ). The surface is equal to 210.4 km 2, and volume is about 8.58×108m3. The maximum depth of the Shijiu Lake is 5.25 m, and the average depth is 4.08 m.[1] References[edit]^ Sumin, Wang; Hongshen, Dou (1998). Lakes in China. Beijing: Science Press. p. 283
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Fuxian Lake
Fuxian Lake
Lake
(Chinese: 抚仙湖; pinyin: Fǔxiān Hú) stretches out through Chengjiang, Jiangchuan and Huaning Counties in Yunnan Province, spanning an area of 212 square kilometers. The lake is ranked third-largest in Yunnan, after Dian Lake
Dian Lake
and Erhai Lake. Also the deepest lake in Yunnan, it is 155 meters deep at its greatest depth
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Junshan Lake
Junshan Lake(Chinese: 军山湖; pinyin: Jūnshān Hú)also known as "Sun Moon Lake" (Chinese: 日月湖; pinyin: Rìyuè Hú)during ancient times, is a freshwater lake in China. It is located in Jinxian County of Jiangxi Province, situated to the south of Poyang Lake. The drainage basin has an area of 615 km2, with an elevation of 18 m, a length of 25 km and a greatest breadth from east to west of 18.2 km (the average breadth is only 7.7 km). The lake has a surface area of 192.5 km2, and volume is about 7.66×108m3. The maximum depth of the Junshan Lake is 6.4 m, though the average is 4 m.[1] The lake is rich in fish and crab. Notes[edit]^ Sumin, Wang; Hongshen, Dou (1998). Lakes in China. Beijing: Science Press. p. 225
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Luoma Lake
Luoma Lake is located in Jiangsu
Jiangsu
province of south eastern China, near the city of Suqian
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Erhai Lake
Erhai or Er Lake
Lake
(Chinese: 洱海; pinyin: Ěrhǎi; literally: "Ear Sea"), is an alpine fault lake in Yunnan
Yunnan
province, China. Its name means "Ear-shaped Sea", due to its shape as seen by locals and travellers. Erhai was also known as Yeyuze or Kunming Lake
Kunming Lake
in ancient times.Contents1 Geography 2 Attractions 3 Biodiversity 4 External link 5 ReferencesGeography[edit]A cormorant fisherwoman returning to shore on Erhai LakeErhai is situated at 1,972 metres (6,470 ft) above sea level. In size, the North-South length of the lake is 40 kilometres (25 mi) and the East-West width is roughly 7–8 kilometres (4.3–5.0 mi). Its area is 250 square kilometres (97 sq mi), making it the second largest highland lake of China, after Dianchi Lake
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