Saturday, September 13, 2008

Khalkhyn Gol

The Khalkhyn gol is a river in eastern Mongolia and northern China. The length of the river is 232 km.

The Khalkha river is famous for the Battle of Khalkhyn Gol, where Soviet and Mongolian forces defeated the Japanese Kwantung Army in August 1939.

Kashgar River

The Kashgar is a river in the Xinjiang province of the . It has its sources in the eastern parts of the Pamir Mountains, in the border area between China and Tajikistan, and then flows eastwards, passing through the city of Kashgar, which gets its name from the river. The river then flows into the northwestern parts of the Taklamakan desert, to its confluence with the Yarkand River.

Jiulong River

The Jiulong River or Jiulong Jiang is the largest river in southern Fujian, and the second largest in Fujian, China. With a length of 258km and a basin of 14,700km?, its origin is within the of Longyan. It flows into the Taiwan Strait.

Jinsha River

Jinsha River is the westernmost of the major headwater streams of the Yangtze River, southwestern China.

Its headwaters rise in the Wulan and Kekexili ranges in western Qinghai province, to the south of the Kunlun Mountains, and on the northern slope of the Tanggula Mountains on the border of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

The three principal headwaters — the Chumaer, Muluwusu, and Akedamu rivers — join to form the Tongtian River, which flows southeast to Zhimenda near the frontier between Qinghai and Sichuan provinces.

As the Jinsha River, it then flows south through a deep gorge parallel to the similar gorges of the upper Mekong and upper Salween rivers, from which it is separated by the Ningjing Mountains.

It forms the western border of Sichuan for some 250 miles and then flows into Yunnan province.

After a large, 200 miles long loop to the north of Dali Baizu Autonomous Prefecture, the Jinsha swings northeast, forming the Sichuan-Yunnan provincial boundary until it joins the Min River at Yibin in Sichuan to form the Yangtze.

The upper course of the river falls about 14 feet per mile .

Below Batang the gradient gradually decreases to about 8 feet per mile , but the Jinsha is unnavigable and in its upper course, through the gorges, is more of an obstacle than an aid to transportation.

Jin River (Sichuan)

The Jin River is a river of Sichuan, China. It flows through the provincial capital of Chengdu.

The river has a history of serious pollution which in the past has led to the river choking and flooding. The Anshun Bridge in Chengdu was once destroyed in the 1980s during a period of flooding and was only rebuilt in 2003, after the Chengdu Municipal People's Government undertook an extensive river-cleaning project in 1997. The Municipal People's Government was awarded a prize for improving the environment of the river, from the United Nations.

Jian River

The Jian River is a river in China, the headwater stream of Tongkou River . The Tongkou joins the Fu River which is a tributary of the Yangtze. The Jian River flows through Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County, Sichuan. The 2008 Sichuan earthquake caused a landslide dam on the river which created Tangjiashan Lake. More than 100,000 people were evacuated downstream while a sluice was constructed.

Jialing River

The Jialing River is a tributary of the Yangtze River with its source in Gansu province. It gets its name from its crossing the Jialing Vale in Feng County of Shaanxi. It was once known as Langshui or Yushui .


The Jialing River is 1119 km long. Its headwaters are the Bailong River and Xihanshui. The stretch from the confluence of the two rivers at Lianghekou in Lueyang , Shaanxi, to Zhaohua is considered to be the upper reaches of the river. The middle course is between Zhaohua and Hechuan. Below Hechuan to where it joins the Yangtze in Chongqing is the lower reaches of the river.


The Jialing River's most notable characteristic is its sinuous course. From Zhangwang Miao in Guangyuan to Longdongtuo in Hechuan, the distance as the crow flies is only slightly more than 200 km. However the river itself travels over 600 km. The most tortuous part of its course is between Nanchong and Wusheng.


There are large number of tributaries along the Jialing. The largest tributaries include Fu Jiang and Qu Jiang, both of which flow into the Jialing at Hechuan.

Major cities along the river