Yellae River

The Yellae River (or Huang He) is the seicont-langest river in Asie efter the Yangtze an the saxt-langest in the warld at the estimatit length o 5,464 km (3,395 mi).[1] Originatin in the Bayan Har Muntains in Qinghai province o wastren Cheenae, it flaws throu nine provinces an empties intae the Bohai Sea near the ceety o Dongying in Shandong province. The Yellae River basin haes an east–wast extent o 1,900 kilometre (1,180 mi)* an a north–sooth extent o 1,100 km (680 mi). Its tot basin aurie is 742,443 square kilometre (286,659 sq mi)*.

Yellae River (黄河)
Huang He
Hukou Waterfall.jpg
The Yellae River at the Hukou Faws.
Kintra Cheenae
States Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu, Ningxia, Inner Mongolie, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan, Shandong
Soorce Bayan Har Muntains
 - location Yushu Prefectur, Qinghai
 - elevation 4,800 m (15,748 ft)
 - coordinates 34°29′31″N 96°20′25″E / 34.49194°N 96.34028°E / 34.49194; 96.34028
Mooth Bohai Sea
 - location Kenli Coonty, Shandong
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 37°46′48″N 119°15′00″E / 37.78000°N 119.25000°E / 37.78000; 119.25000Coordinates: 37°46′48″N 119°15′00″E / 37.78000°N 119.25000°E / 37.78000; 119.25000
Lenth 5,464 km (3,395 mi)
Basin 752,000 km2 (290,349 sq mi)
 - average 2,571 m3/s (90,794 cu ft/s)
Yellow River
The "Mither River" monument in Lanzhou
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
PostalHwang Ho
Tibetan name
Mongolian name
Mongolian Cyrillic[Хатан гол
Ȟatan Gol
Шар мөрөн
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The Yellae River is cried "the cradle o Cheenese ceevilization", as its basin—specifically, the Wei River Valley that cuts athort the sooth o the lang Ordos Loop—wis the birthplace o auncient Cheenese ceevilizations an the maist prosperous region in early Cheenese history. Houiver, frequent devastatin fluids an coorse chynges produced bi the continual elevation o the river bed, whiles abuin the level o its surroondin fields haes an aa earned it the unenviable names Cheenae's Sorrow an Scourge o the Sons o Han.[2]


  1. Yellow River (Huang He) Delta, China, Asia. (2000-02-28). Retrieved on 2013-02-04.
  2. New York Times "A Troubled River Mirrors China's Path to Modernity". 19 November 2006 p. 4.

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