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The Ussuri River
Ussuri River
or Wusuli River (Russian: река Уссури; Chinese: 乌苏里江; pinyin: Wūsūlǐ Jiāng), runs through Khabarovsk
Khabarovsk
and Primorsky Krais, Russia, and the southeast region of Northeast China. It rises in the Sikhote-Alin
Sikhote-Alin
mountain range, flowing north and forming part of the Sino-Russian border (which is based on the Sino-Russian Convention of Peking
Convention of Peking
of 1860) until it joins the Amur River as a tributary to it at Khabarovsk
Khabarovsk
(48°26′N 134°59′E / 48.433°N 134.983°E / 48.433; 134.983). It is approximately 897 kilometers (557 mi) long. The Ussuri River
Ussuri River
drains the Ussuri basin, which covers 193,000 square kilometers (75,000 sq mi). Its waters come from rain (60%), snow (30–35%) and subterranean springs. The average discharge is 1,150 cubic metres per second (41,000 cu ft/s) and the average elevation is 1,682 metres (5,518 ft).

Contents

1 Names 2 History 3 Tributaries 4 See also 5 References 6 Sources 7 External links

Names[edit]

The Ussuri River
Ussuri River
near Gornye Klyuchi

The Ussuri has been known by many names. In Manchu
Manchu
it was called the Ussuri Ula or Dobi Bira (River of Foxes), and in Mongolian the Üssüri Müren.[1] History[edit]

The Ussuri River
Ussuri River
has a reputation for catastrophic floods. It freezes up in November and stays under the ice until April. The river teems with different kinds of fish: grayling, sturgeon, humpback salmon (gorbusha), chum salmon (keta) and others. During World War II, the river marked one of the boundaries which Soviet forces crossed into Manchuria in Operation August Storm
Operation August Storm
in 1945. The Sino-Soviet border conflict
Sino-Soviet border conflict
of 1969 took place at the Soviet Damansky Island
Damansky Island
on the Ussuri River.

Tributaries[edit] Major tributaries of the Ussuri River
Ussuri River
are:

Muling River (left) Naoli River (left) Songacha River
Songacha River
(left) Arsenyevka River
Arsenyevka River
(left) Bikin River
Bikin River
(right) Khor River
Khor River
(right) Bolshaya Ussurka River (right)

See also[edit]

Ussuri brown bear Ussurian tiger

References[edit]

^ Narangoa 2014, p. 299.

Sources[edit]

Narangoa, Li (2014). Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010: Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231160704. 

External links[edit]

Ussuri River
Ussuri River
at Encyclopædia Britannica Article containing a detail map[dead link as of 18 March, 2017] http://www.unu.edu/unupress/unupbooks/80349e/80349E10.GIF

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