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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
 - 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]
 - 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
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Leeteral meaninThe Long River
Alternative Cheenese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Tibetan name

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 kilometre (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]


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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. |access-date= requires |url= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)
  3. "Main Rivers". National Conditions. China.org.cn. Retrieved 27 Julie 2010.
  4. https://probeinternational.org/three-gorges-probe/flood-types-yangtze-river Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 2011-02-01
  5. "Three Gorges Says Yangtze River Flow Surpasses 1998". Bloomberg Businessweek. 20 Julie 2010. Retrieved 27 Julie 2010.
  6. (Chinese) [1][deid airtin] Accessed 2010-09-10