How long the Yangtze River

how long is the yangtze riverThe length of the Yangtze river is 6,300 kilometer. It is originated from Tanggula Mountains, Qinghai province. The basin of the Yangtze river is 1,808,500 km2. The Yangtze river is located in the middle of China, which running through Tibet, Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangsu and Shanghai. It is the longest river in China and Asia. It is also the third-longest river in all over the world. Originated from the glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai, the Yangtze river is running from the west to east China and finally flows into the East China Sea at Shanghai. The Yangtze River plays an important role in China's economic and development. The Yangtze River basin is the homeland to one-third of China's 1.3 billion population.

The Yangtze River divided China into the north part and the south parts. There are many great differences between the two parts including life, Chinese culture, traditions, weather and even Chinese lanague. It is the most important river in history of China. Many famous war happened along the River, including Chibi War in Three Kingdoms. There are many endemic and endangered animals and plants living along the Yangtze River. The most famous animal in Yangtze River is the Yangtze River dolphin, which is extinct now. Beside the dolphin, there are many national protected animals along the river including Chinese alligator, and the Yangtze sturgeon. More and more pollution make the space for wild animals less and less. Chinese govenment is now doing its best to protect the environment and animals along the Yangtze River.

There are many famous attractions and great historical relics along the Yangtze River. One of them is the Three Gorges Dam on the river. The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is the largest hydro-electric power station in the world. If you want to explore the Yangtze river, taking a Yangtze river cruise will be a good choice. There are many cruises on the Yangtze River. You may book the cruise with some of the tour compaines in China.

 

The Yangtze river has many names. Most used of them are Yangtze River, Yangtse River, Yangzi River and Yangtze Kiang. These name are derived from Yangzi Jiang, the local name for a stretch of the lower Yangtze near Yangzhou.