Yangtze River

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Coordinates: 31°23′37″N 121°58′59″E / 31.39361°N 121.98306°E / 31.39361; 121.98306
Yangtze River (长江)
Chang Jiang
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
Cities Yibin, Luzhou, Chongqing, Wanzhou, Yichang, Jingzhou, Yueyang, Wuhan, Jiujiang, Anqing, Tongling, Wuhu, Nanjing, Zhenjiang, Nantong, Shanghai
Source 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
Mouth East Cheenae Sea
 - location Shanghai, an Jiangsu
 - coordinates 31°23′37″N 121°58′59″E / 31.39361°N 121.98306°E / 31.39361; 121.98306
Length 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)
The course o the Yangtze River through Cheenae
Yangtze River
Chinese name
Traditional Cheenese
Simplifee'd Cheenese
Literal meanin The Long River
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Cheenese
Simplified Cheenese
Tibetan name
Tibetan འབྲི་ཆུ་

The Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang (Inglish play /ˈjæŋtsi/ or /ˈjɑːŋtsi/; Mandarin [tʂʰɑ̌ŋ tɕjɑ́ŋ]) is the langest river in Asie, an the third langest in the warld. It flows for 6,418 kilometres (3,988 mi) frae the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastward athort soothwast, central an eastren Cheenae afore emptyin intae the East Cheenae Sea at Shanghai. It is also ane o the biggest 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 home tae ane-third o the PRC's population.[6]

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  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. 
  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