The Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang (Mandarin [ʈʂʰǎŋ tɕjáŋ]) is the langest river in Asie, an the third langest in the warld. It rins for 6,418 kilometres (3,988 mi) frae the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastle athort soothwast, central an eastren Cheenae afore teemin intae the East Cheenae Sea at Shanghai. It is ane o the mucklemaist rivers bi discharge volume in the warld. The Yangtze drains ane-fift o the laund aurie o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae (PRC) an its river basin is hame tae a third o the PRC's population.[6]

Yangtze River (长江)
Chang Jiang
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Dusk on the Yangtze River
Kintra Cheenae
States Qinghai, Tibet, Yunnan, Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai
Tributaries
 - left Yalong, Min, Tuo, Jialing, Han
 - right Wu, Yuan, Zi, Xiang, Gan, Huangpu
Ceeties Yibin, Luzhou, Chongqing, Wanzhou, Yichang, Jingzhou, Yueyang, Wuhan, Jiujiang, Anqing, Tongling, Wuhu, Nanjing, Zhenjiang, Nantong, Shanghai
Soorce Geladaindong Peak
 - location Tanggula Muntains, Qinghai
 - elevation 5,042 m (16,542 ft)
 - coordinates 33°25′44″N 91°10′57″E / 33.42889°N 91.18250°E / 33.42889; 91.18250
Mooth East Cheenae Sea
 - location Shanghai, an Jiangsu
 - coordinates 31°23′37″N 121°58′59″E / 31.39361°N 121.98306°E / 31.39361; 121.98306Coordinates: 31°23′37″N 121°58′59″E / 31.39361°N 121.98306°E / 31.39361; 121.98306
Lenth 6,300 km (3,915 mi) [1]
Basin 1,808,500 km2 (698,266 sq mi) [2]
Discharge
 - average 30,166 m3/s (1,065,302 cu ft/s) [3]
 - max 110,000 m3/s (3,884,613 cu ft/s) [4][5]
 - min 2,000 m3/s (70,629 cu ft/s)
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The course o the Yangtze River through Cheenae
Yangtze
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Leeteral meaninThe Long River
Alternative Cheenese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Tibetan name
Tibetanའབྲི་ཆུ་

ReferencesEedit

  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: Yangtze River http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9110538/Yangtze-River
  2. Zhang Zengxin; Tao Hui; Zhang Qiang; Zhang Jinchi; Forher, Nicola; Hörmann, Georg. "Moisture budget variations in the Yangtze River Basin, China, and possible associations with large-scale circulation". Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg. 24 (5): 579–589. |access-date= requires |url= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)
  3. "Main Rivers". National Conditions. China.org.cn. Retrieved 2010-07-27.
  4. https://probeinternational.org/three-gorges-probe/flood-types-yangtze-river Accessed 2011-02-01
  5. "Three Gorges Says Yangtze River Flow Surpasses 1998". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2010-07-27.
  6. (Chinese) [1] Accessed 2010-09-10