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List of rivers of China

This incomplete list of rivers that flow through China is organized according to the body of water into which each river empties, beginning with the Sea of Okhotsk in the northeast, moving clockwise on a map and ending with the Arctic Ocean.

Sea of Okhotsk

Amur River basin

Sea of Japan

Bohai Sea

  • Anzi River (鞍子河)
  • Fuzhou River (复州河)
  • Daliao River (大辽河)
Liao River Basin
Wei River Basin
Yellow River Basin

Yellow Sea

Huai River basin

East China Sea

Han River Basin of Hubei, southern Shaanxi and southwestern Henan
Jialing River Basin of Chongqing, eastern Sichuan and southern Gansu
Min River of central Sichuan
Yalong River of western Sichuan and southern Qinghai

Taiwan Strait

South China Sea

Pearl River Basin

From Hainan Island

Nandu River (map), Hainan Province

Andaman Sea

  • Nu River (怒江) / (Salween River)
    • Wanma River (万马河)
    • Hongyang River (硔养河)
    • Mengboluo River (勐波罗河)
    • Supa River (苏帕河)
    • Shidian River (施甸河)
    • Luomingba River (罗明坝河)
  • Irrawaddy River (Myanmar)

Bay of Bengal

Map of the Ganges (yellow), Brahmaputra (violet), and Meghna (green) drainage basins.

Arabian Sea

Arctic Ocean

Ob-Irtysh watershed
  • Ob River (Russia)
    • Irtysh (额尔齐斯河)
      • Bieliezeke River (别列则克河)
      • Haba River (哈巴河)
      • Burqin River (布尔津河)
      • Kala Irtysh River (喀拉额尔齐斯河)

Endorheic basins

Dzungarian Basin

Ili Basin

Ili Basin

Juyan Lake Basin

Lake Alakol

Qaidam Basin

Map of West Qaidam
Map of East Qaidam
Detailed US Army maps of Qaidam, c. 1975. (Names given in Wade-Giles romanization.)

Tarim Basin

Tarim Basin


See also


External links

  • Berman, Lex, ed. (2011). "China River Basins". WorldMap. Harvard University. Interactive map with China's river basins, showing river names in Chinese.
  • Table of rivers in China with Chinese names and useful data (dead link 01:15, 4 March 2013 (UTC))