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Yangtze River
The YANGTZE (English: /ˈjæŋtsi/ or /ˈjɑːŋtsi/ ), known in China as the CHáNG JIāNG ( listen ; literally: "Long River") or the YáNGZǐ JIāNG ( listen ), 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 (PRC) and its river basin is home to one-third of the country\'s population . The Yangtze is the sixth-largest river by discharge volume in the world . The Yangtze plays a large role in the history , culture and economy of China . The prosperous Yangtze River Delta generates as much as 20% of the PRC\'s GDP . The Yangtze River flows through a wide array of ecosystems and is habitat to several endemic and endangered species including the Chinese alligator , the finless porpoise , the Chinese paddlefish , the (possibly extinct) Yangtze River dolphin or _baiji_, and the Yangtze sturgeon . For thousands of years, the river has been used for water, irrigation, sanitation, transportation, industry, boundary-marking and war. The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is the largest hydro-electric power station in the world
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Yangzi (other)
YANGZI is the pinyin spelling of the YANGTZE . YANGZI may also refer to: PEOPLE * Yang Zhu , also known as Yangzi (Master Yang), ancient Chinese philosopher * Yang Xiong (author) , also known as Yangzi (Master Yang), Han dynasty scholarPLACES * Yangzi, Hubei (洋梓镇), town in Zhongxiang * Yangzi, Jiangxi (杨椊镇), town in Pengze County * Yangzi Subdistrict, Chuzhou (扬子街道), in Langya District , Chuzhou, Anhui * Yangzi Subdistrict, Weifang (央子街道), in Hanting District , Weifang, ShandongSEE ALSO * Yang Zi (other) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title YANGZI. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Yangzi_(other) additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Changjiang (other)
CHANGJIANG or CHANG JIANG is the Chinese name for the Yangtze River CHANGJIANG may refer to: * Changjiang
Changjiang
Li Autonomous County (昌江黎族自治县), Hainan * Changjiang
Changjiang
District (昌江区), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi * Changjiang
Changjiang
Scholars Program (长江学者奖励计划), Chinese higher education development programme * Changjiang
Changjiang
Securities (长江证劵), a securities company in Wuhan, China * Chang Jiang (motorcycle) (長江), former brand name This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title CHANGJIANG. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Changjiang_(other) additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Three Gorges
The THREE GORGES (Chinese : 三峡; pinyin : _ Sānxiá _) are three adjacent gorges along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River in the People\'s Republic of China . The Three Gorges have long been renowned for their spectacular scenery, and the " Three Gorges Scenic Area" is classified as a AAAAA scenic area (the highest level) by the China National Tourism Administration . CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 The Three Gorges * 3 Three Gorges Dam * 4 See also * 5 References OVERVIEWThe Three Gorges span from the western—upriver cities of Fengjie and Yichang in Chongqing Municipality eastward—downstream to Hubei province The Three Gorges region attracts global attention due to the Three Gorges Dam , which is firmly changing the culture and environment of the river and Three Gorges region. The Yangtze River (Chang Jiang)— Three Gorges region has a total length of approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi). The Three Gorges occupy approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi) within this region. Although it is primarily famous for its scenery, the Three Gorges region is also a historically and culturally important location in China. Many settlements and archeological sites are under submersion from the rising Three Gorges Dam
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China
CHINA, officially the PEOPLE\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia and the world\'s most populous country , with a population of over 1.381 billion . Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometres (3.7 million square miles), it is the world's second-largest state by land area and third- or fourth-largest by total area . Governed by the Communist Party of China , it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces , five autonomous regions , four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin , Shanghai , and Chongqing ) and the Special Administrative Regions Hong Kong and Macau , also claiming sovereignty over Taiwan . China is a great power and a major regional power within Asia, and has been characterized as a potential superpower . China emerged as one of the world's earliest civilizations in the fertile basin of the Yellow River in the North China Plain . For millennia, China's political system was based on hereditary monarchies, or dynasties , beginning with the semi-legendary Xia dynasty . Since then, China has then expanded, fractured, and re-unified numerous times
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Yalong River
The YALONG RIVER (Chinese : 雅砻江, p _Yǎlóngjiāng_, w _Ya-lung Chiang_) or NYAG CHU (Tibetan : ཉག་ཆུ་, z _Nyag Qu_) is an 822-mile (1,323 km) long river in Sichuan
Sichuan
province in southwestern China
China
. It is a tributary of the Yangtze River
Yangtze River
. Its source is on the Tibet-Qinghai Plateau in southeast Qinghai , and its confluence with the Yangtze
Yangtze
is in Panzhihua in southwestern Sichuan. CONTENTS * 1 Dams * 2 Notes * 3 References * 4 External links DAMSThe Yalong is being heavily developed, primarily for hydroelectric power. A total of 23 dams are completed, under construction or planned for the river. Those dams are listed below from downstream to upstream
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Min River (Sichuan)
The MIN RIVER or MIN JIANG (Chinese : 岷江, p Mínjiāng) is a 735-kilometer-long river (457 mi) in central Sichuan
Sichuan
province, China
China
. It is a tributary of the upper Yangtze
Yangtze
River which it joins at Yibin . Within China, it was traditionally taken as the main course of the upper Yangtze
Yangtze
prior to extensive exploration of its sources. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 Names * 3 Wildlife * 4 History * 5 Dams * 6 See also * 7 Notes GEOGRAPHYThe Min River flows in the general southern direction. It starts in north-central Sichuan, where its basin is limited by the Qionglai Mountains in the west and the Min Mountains in the east. The river passes through the Longmen Range and enters the plains of the Sichuan Basin near Dujiangyan City ; in that area, the ancient Dujiangyan Irrigation System (都江堰) and the modern Zipingpu dam are located. The Giant Buddha of Leshan is built into the stone banks of the Min. NAMESSome 19th-century Western authors used the name BLUE RIVER as the "colloquial name" for the Minjiang, after the former local Chinese name Qingshui (清水, lit. "Clear Water"). and the belief that the Min constituted the main course of the Yangtze
Yangtze
, which was itself known to Europeans as the "Blue River"
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Tuo River
TUO RIVER (Chinese : 沱江; pinyin : TúO JIāNG) is a river in Sichuan province of southern China . The Tuo River is one of the major tributaries of the upper Yangtze River (_Chang Jiang_) . CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links GEOGRAPHYThe Tuo River has a length of 655 kilometres (407 mi). The river originates at the northwest edge of Sichuan basin . It flows through Jintang , Jianyang, Ziyang , Zizhong , and Neijiang . It flows into Yangtze River in Luzhou , Sichuan
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Jialing River
The JIALING RIVER, formerly known by numerous other names , is a major tributary of the Yangtze River in the Sichuan Basin . It is named after the Jialing Valley in Feng County , Shaanxi through which it flows. The Jialing River's most notable characteristic was formerly its pellucid green waters. It is also notable for its sinuous course in its lower reaches. From Zhangwang Miao (Temple of Zhangfei) in Guangyuan to Longdongtuo in Hechuan, the distance as the crow flies is only slightly more than 200 kilometres (120 mi). However the river itself travels over 600 kilometres (370 mi). The most tortuous part of its course is between Nanchong and Wusheng . CONTENTS * 1 Names * 2 Geography * 3 Fauna * 4 History * 5 Notes * 6 References NAMESThe name Jialing did not come into general use until the Tang Dynasty . Before that, it was generally known as the BA, although it also appears as the LANG and YU as well. In the 19th century, it was known by the Sichuanese as the SMALL or LITTLE RIVER, by comparison with the Jinsha and Yangtze . GEOGRAPHY The Jialing in Chongqing The source of the Jialing, in name, is in the Qin Mountains south of Baoji , Shaanxi . The river briefly flows through Gansu before reentering Shaanxi and then crossing south into Sichuan
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Han River (Yangtze River Tributary)
The HAN RIVER, also known by its Chinese names HANSHUI and HAN JIANG, is a left tributary of the Yangtze
Yangtze
in central China
China
. It has a length of 1,532 kilometers (952 mi) and is the longest tributary of the Yangtze
Yangtze
system. The river gave its name to the Han dynasty
Han dynasty
and, through it, to the Han Chinese , the dominant ethnicity in China
China
and the most populous ethnic group in the world. It is also the namesake of the city of Hanzhong
Hanzhong
on its upper course. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 Hydroelectric Projects * 3 Culture * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 References GEOGRAPHYThe headwaters of the Han flow from Mount Bozhong in southwestern Shaanxi
Shaanxi
. The stream then travels east across the southern part of that province. Its highland valley—known as the Qinba Laolin —divides and is protected by the Qinling or Qin Mountains
Qin Mountains
to its north and the Dabashan or Daba Mountains to its south. The main cities are Hanzhong
Hanzhong
in the west and Ankang in the east. It then enters Hubei
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Wu River (Yangtze River)
The WU RIVER (Chinese : 乌江; pinyin : Wū Jiāng) is the largest southern tributary of the Yangtze River
Yangtze River
. Nearly its entire length of 1,150 kilometres (710 mi) runs within the isolated, mountainous and ethnically diverse province of Guizhou
Guizhou
. The river takes drainage from a 80,300-square-kilometre (31,000 sq mi) watershed. The river flows through the Liupanshui , Anshun
Anshun
, Guiyang (the capital), Qiannan , and Zunyi
Zunyi
Districts of Guizhou. All nine regions of the province have at least partial drainage to the river. CONTENTS * 1 Course * 2 History * 3 River modifications * 3.1 Navigation * 4 Bridges * 5 See also * 6 References COURSEThe river begins as the Sancha in western Guizhou
Guizhou
and flows eastwards about 350 km (220 mi). It then bends north, west and south in a 300 km (190 mi) reach called the Yachi, and receives the Nanming River from the right. After the Yachi reach, the Wu makes a broad arc northeast through central Guizhou, picking up fifteen major tributaries including the Yu, Furong and Ya Rivers and flowing through several large hydroelectric dams
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Yuan River
The YUAN OR YüAN RIVER (Chinese: 沅江, p _Yuán Jiāng_ or 沅水, _Yuán Shuǐ_) is one of the four largest rivers in Hunan province in southeast-central China . It is a tributary of Yangtze River . It is 864 kilometres (537 mi) long and rises in Guizhou province in the Miao Mountains near Duyun and is navigable. The upper stream is called the Longtou River, and downstream it is called the Qingshui ("Ch'ing-shui") River. It becomes the Yuan River after its confluence with its northern tributary, the Wu River . After its merger with the Wu River, the Yuan flows in a northeasterly direction, hugging the western side of the Xuefeng Mountains of Hunan. Ultimately, the Yuan flows into the Dongting Lake at Changde and from there into the Yangtze River. The Yuan serves as a major waterway for western Hunan and eastern Guizhou. The Yuan is navigable for large vessels up to Changde, whereas smaller boats can make it to Taoyuan . GALLERY Yuan River in Xiaojiaqiao Township of Yuanling County, Huaihua, Hunan. Yuan River in Xiaojiaqiao Township of Yuanling County, Huaihua, Hunan. Yuan River in Xiaojiaqiao Township of Yuanling County, Huaihua, Hunan. REFERENCES * ^ "Yuan River". Encyclopædia Britannica
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Zi River
The ZI RIVER in Hunan , China, flows into the Yangtze River via Lake Dongting . REFERENCES * ^ Khee Giap Tan; et al. (2014). "16. Hunan". _Annual Analysis of Competitiveness, Simulation Studies and Development ..._ Singapore: World Scientific . p. 512
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Xiang River
The XIANG RIVER is the chief river of the Lake Dongting drainage system of the middle Yangtze , the largest river in Hunan Province , China . It is the 2nd largest tributary (after Min River ) in terms of surface runoff , the 5th largest tributary by drainage area of the Yangtze tributaries . The river flows generally northeast through Guangxi and Hunan two provinces, its tributaries reach into Jiangxi and Guangdong . Traditionally, it was regarded that the West (left) Branch is the Main Stream of the Upper Xiang, which rises in _ Haiyang Mountains _ between xing\'an and Lingchuan counties of Guangxi. According to the 1st national water census of China in 2011, the East Branch Xiao River originating from Lanshan County of Hunan, was identified as the Main Stem of the Upper Xiang. The Ping Island of Yongzhou is the meeting of the two streams, the West source originating from Guangxi and the Esat source of the Xiao River originating from Lanshan County of Hunan. With the tributaries, the Xiang has a river basin area of 94,721 square kilometres (36,572 sq mi), of which Hunan has an area of 85,383 square kilometres (32,967 sq mi)
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Gan River (Jiangxi)
The GAN RIVER flows through the western part of Jiangxi
Jiangxi
province, China
China
, before flowing into Lake Poyang
Lake Poyang
and thence into the Yangtze River . The Xiang-Gan uplands separate it from the Xiang River of neighbouring eastern Hunan
Hunan
. It is the major geographical backbone of Jiangxi, and gives its name to the Gan language . The river feeds into Lake Poyang
Lake Poyang
, which in turns connects with the Yangtze
Yangtze
. CONTENTS * 1 Tributaries * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links TRIBUTARIES * Gong River * Xin River SEE ALSO * List of rivers in China
China
* 2010 South China
China
floods REFERENCES * ^ Carol Benedict (2011). "Chinese Tobacco Production, 1600 to 1750". Golden-Silk Smoke: A History of Tobacco in China, 1550–2010. University of California Press. p. 41. * ^ James Stuart Olson (1998). An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of China. Greenwood Press. p. 80. * ^ Stephen Turnbull (2002). "A Case Study of Chinese Fighting Ships". Fighting Ships of the Far East (1):