Gan River

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Gan River
Ganzhou Yuhong Ta 2016.06.17 10-02-10.jpg
Gan River and Yuhong Pagoda in Ganzhou
Native name赣江
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ location
Lake Poyang
Length885 km (550 mi)
 ⁃ average1,667 m3/s (58,900 cu ft/s)

The Gan River (simplified Chinese: 赣江; traditional Chinese: 贛江; pinyin: Gàn Jiāng, Gan: Kōm-kong) travels 885 km (550 mi) north through the western part of Jiangxi before flowing into Lake Poyang and thence into the Yangtze River. The Xiang-Gan uplands separate it from the Xiang River of neighbouring eastern Hunan.[1]

It is the major geographical feature of Jiangxi, and gives its name to the Gan variety of Chinese[2] as well as the province's one-character abbreviation.[3]

The river feeds into Lake Poyang, which in turns connects with the Yangtze.[4]


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  1. ^ Carol Benedict (2011). "Chinese Tobacco Production, 1600 to 1750". Golden-Silk Smoke: A History of Tobacco in China, 1550–2010. University of California Press. p. 41.
  2. ^ James Stuart Olson (1998). An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of China. Greenwood Press. p. 80. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  3. ^ 高考地理:中国各省份简称历来 (in Chinese). Sohu Education. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2018-12-17. 19、江西--地处长江中下游南岸,赣江是省内最大的河流,故简称“赣”
  4. ^ Stephen Turnbull (2002). "A Case Study of Chinese Fighting Ships". Fighting Ships of the Far East (1): China and Southeast Asia 202 BC-AD 1419. Osprey Publishing. p. 37.

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Coordinates: 28°31′55″N 115°48′54″E / 28.532°N 115.815°E / 28.532; 115.815