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The JIULONG RIVER, formerly known as the LONGJIANG, is the largest river in southern Fujian
Fujian
and the second largest in the province. It has a length of 258 kilometers (160 mi) and a basin of 14,700 square kilometers (5,700 sq mi). Like all Fujianese rivers but one , it flows into the Taiwan Strait
Taiwan Strait
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Course * 2 See also * 3 Notes * 4 References

COURSE

The BEIXI rises in the prefecture of Longyan ; it flows east into the prefecture of Zhangzhou
Zhangzhou
, where it merges with the XIXI to form the Jiulong. The Xixi, almost as long, begins in Zhangzhou's rural Pinghe County . The combined stream flows past the urban districts of Zhangzhou
Zhangzhou
proper and empties into Xiamen Bay on the Taiwan Strait
Taiwan Strait
.

SEE ALSO

* Other Longjiangs

NOTES

* ^ This name was formerly romanized LUNG KEANG or KIANG.

REFERENCES

* ^ Baynes, T.S., ed. (1878), "Chang-chow", Encyclopædia Britannica , 5 (9th ed.), New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, p. 391 . * ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911), "Chang-chow", Encyclopædia Britannica , 5 (11th ed.), Cambridge University Press, pp. 839–840 * ^ http://baike.baidu.com/view/23372.htm * ^ 1 (PDF) .

Coordinates : 24°35′43″N 117°49′05″E / 24.595207°N 117.818069°E / 24.595207; 117.818069

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