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Jiulong River

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Jiulong River

The Jiulong River or Jiulong Jiang (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Jiǔlóng Jiāng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kiú-liông-kang) is the largest river in southern Fujian, and the second largest in the province. Like all Fujian rivers but one, it flows into the Taiwan Strait.[1]

With a length of 258 kilometres (160 mi) and a basin of 14,700 square kilometres (5,700 sq mi), its furthest origin—the north branch beixi (北溪)-- is within the municipality of Longyan; the west branch xixi (西溪), almost as long, flows from Zhangzhou's Pinghe County. The river mouth flows into Xiamen Bay and the surrounding water off Jinmen eventually reaching the Taiwan Straits.[2]


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