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What is the longest river in China?

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What is the longest river in China?

The longest river in China is also the longest river in Asia and is also known as the Blue River.

1 . Yangtze River

Yangtze River is the longest river in China with an approximate length of 6,300 kilometres. It is also the third longest river in the world after the Amazon (South America) and the Nile (Africa) and ahead of the Mississippi River (USA).

2 . Source and mouth of the Yangtze River

The Yangtze rises in a mountainous area of the Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai Province and flows into the East China Sea.

The Yangtze flows in SE and E directions through eight provinces - Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Qinghai, Sichuan and Yunnan - the municipalities of Chongqing and Shanghai, and the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Although it has an average flow rate of 31,900 m³/s, which is very high, the Yangtze is quite regular. Thus, it is also one of the largest rivers in the world in terms of discharge volume.


3 . Yangtze River Basin

The Yangtze River drains a basin of 1,800ñ000 km².

Its main tributaries include the Yalong River, the Min River, the Han River, the Qingyi River, the Jialing River, the Tuo River, the Wu River and, most importantly, the Han River.

yangtse river basin

Yangtze River Basin (Source: Wikipedia/CC).

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