Huang He River or Yellow River

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The Huan He, Huang Ho River, or Yellow River is the second largest river in China.  It is named so due to its color characteristic of the silts carried downstream. It stretches for 3,395 miles cutting across nine provinces on its traverse through China to its destination in the Bohai Sea.

Accoring to the ‘China Exploration and Research Society’, the Huang He’s source is in the Bayan Har Mountains near the Tibetan border.  It flows northwest and then northeast before turning south to the Bohai Sea.  In its flow across China it cuts across a plateau of fine sediment, and then continues on across a flat alluvial region.

Map of the Yellow River, whose watershed covers most of northern China and drains to the Bohai Sea.
Map of the Yellow River, whose watershed covers most of northern China and drains to the Bohai Sea.

References for Huang He River

Yellow River

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_River

Yushun Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, retrieved on 1/13/2012 from:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yushu_Tibetan_Autonomous_Prefecture

 

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