Huangpu Chiang

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Huangp’u Chiang


a river in East China, a right tributary of the estuary of the Yangtze River. The Huangp’u Chiang is approximately 100 km long. In the river’s basin are numerous irrigation canals and other hydraulic engineering installations that redirect the river’s flow. The Huangp’u Chiang is linked to the Grand Canal. The lower course of the river is influenced by the ocean’s tides; at high tide it is accessible to oceangoing vessels. The city of Shanghai is situated on the Huangp’u Chiang.

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