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The Jiulong River, formerly known as the Longjiang,[a] 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.[3]

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1 Course 2 See also 3 Notes 4 References

Course[edit] The Beixi rises in the prefecture of Longyan; it flows east into the prefecture of 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
Xiamen Bay
on the Taiwan Strait.[4] See also[edit]

Other Longjiangs

Notes[edit]

^ This name was formerly romanized Lung Keang[1] or Kiang.[2]

References[edit]

^  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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