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Rivers of China

 

This map comes from Top China Travel. A larger version of the map can be viewed by clicking on it.

 

It shows the Yangtze River to the south and the Yellow River to the north. These are the two longest rivers in China. They and their tributaries cover much of China. However, there are other major rivers in China.

 

The Heilongjiang River flows out of China, through Mongolia and Russia.

The Pearl River can be found to the south. It's mouth is at the South China Sea.

The Brahmaputra runs through China first before entering India.

The Lancang River is the name of the part of the Mekong River that flows through China. It also flows through Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

The Tarim River is an inland river to the west of China. Tarim means 'water in the desert'.

The Nujiang River becomes the Salween River when it passes into Myanmar (Burma).

 

Task 1 (Geography)

 

L.O. to describe the features of a river

 

Using either the Yellow River (which was home to the Shang Dynasty) or the Yangtze River as an example, explain the following terms:

 

Tricky:

 

source, course, tributary, mouth

 

Trickier:

 

source, upper course, middle course, lower course, tributary, mouth

 

Trickiest:

 

source, upper course, middle course, lower course, tributary, mouth, erosion, transportation, deposition

 

 

 

 

 

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