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Chinese Rivers

  1. 1. Chinese Rivers Want to see some stuff? From, Cornelieus
  2. 2. Pearl River <ul><li>The Pearl River is one of the largest </li></ul><ul><li>rivers in the south and among the </li></ul><ul><li>seven major rivers in China. </li></ul><ul><li>The Pearl River is composed of the </li></ul><ul><li>West, the North,the East Rivers and </li></ul><ul><li>the Pearl River Delta waterway net- </li></ul><ul><li>work with a catchment area of </li></ul><ul><li>453,700 sq km. </li></ul><ul><li>The West River, main stem of the Pearl River. After connecting with the North River in Guangdong Province, the length of the West River is 2,274 km and its catchment area is 353,100 sq km, making up 78% of the valley’s total. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Continue of the Pearl River <ul><li>Located in the subtropical zone, the </li></ul><ul><li>Pearl River Valley has favorable </li></ul><ul><li>natural conditions. It is high in </li></ul><ul><li>northwest and low in southeast. It has a warm and wet climate with annual temperature of 18 C and humidity 77%. </li></ul><ul><li>Along the rivers in the Pearl River Valley, there are picturesque scenery, rich products, mines of coal, tin etc. </li></ul><ul><li>And commercial and industrial cities such as Guangzhou and Nanning, especially cities of Shenzhen, Zhuhai – the special economic zones, have been developed very fast. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Yellow River <ul><li>The Yellow River is the second longest river in China. It runs 5464 kilometers (3395 miles) and is often called the cradle of Chinese civilization. </li></ul><ul><li>The picture below is Qinghai Plateau near Yellow River. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Continue of the Yellow River <ul><li>Much of the lower reaches of the Yellow </li></ul><ul><li>River are not navigable, but raftmen, like the </li></ul><ul><li>man to the right, have found ways to get </li></ul><ul><li>goods across the river. </li></ul><ul><li>The Yellow River has changed courses several </li></ul><ul><li>times over centuries, causing great hazards. </li></ul><ul><li>The picture on the right </li></ul><ul><li>shows the river </li></ul><ul><li>before it flows into the </li></ul><ul><li>sea. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Yangtze River <ul><li>The Yangtze River (or, &quot;Changjiang&quot; in Chinese, literally, the &quot;long river&quot;), is the longest river in China, running 6,300 kilometers (3915 miles). It is also the third longest river in the world. Its basin, extending for some 2,000 miles from west to east and for more than 600 miles from north to south, drains a huge area in South China. The Yangtze also carries more water than any other river in China. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Continue of Yangtze River <ul><li>The Yangtze is open to </li></ul><ul><li>navigation all the year around. The </li></ul><ul><li>picture to the right features one of </li></ul><ul><li>the so-called &quot;Three Gorges,&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>dangerous to navigate because of its </li></ul><ul><li>currents and shallows, but of </li></ul><ul><li>incredible beauty. </li></ul><ul><li>The picture to the right shows </li></ul><ul><li>the Yangtze River flowing into the </li></ul><ul><li>sea near the biggest city in China, </li></ul><ul><li>Shanghai. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>From Cornelieus </li></ul><ul><li>About Pearl River, </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow River, </li></ul><ul><li>Yangtze River </li></ul>