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Yellow River

Yellow River MapThe Yellow River is known as the 'Mother River' of China. Also it is the second longest river in China. This mighty river originates from Bayanhar Mountain, the southern branch of Kunlun Mountain in Qinghai Province, and runs through 9 provinces: Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan and Shandong. It flows finally into the Bohai Sea, after a journey of 5,464 km. (3,395 miles).


As the cradle of Chinese civilization, the drainage area of the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River saw the earliest development of Chinese science, technology and culture. Early in Prehistoric Times  (1.7 million years ago - 21st century BC), our ancestors lived a collective life here and invented fire, hunting, fishing and farming. From the first dynasty of ancient China, this area dominated national politics, economy and culture for more than 3,000 years. The 'Four Inventions' of China: paper making, printing, compass and gunpowder, were born here, as is true of much brilliant classic literature. Ancient historical and cultural relics can still be found almost exclusively within this area.


Along the Yellow River are many branch rivers, lakes, waterfalls, gorges, and hydropower stations. They not only nourish the surrounding vast fertile fields but provide imposing scenery for visitors.

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  • ReplyI love RYAN!!,   United States
    2011/5/17 14:12:00

    Realative location.?? that's what I need...://

    • Candy :2011/5/17 23:20:00

      in North China. it originates from Qinghai province and flows all the way to the east and finall flows into the Bohai Sea.
      you can find it in the map in this page.