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Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Huang He.
Huang He, Hwang Ho, Yellow River(noun)
a major river of Asia in northern China; flows generally eastward into the Yellow Sea; carries large quantities of yellow silt to its delta
A river in northern China, the Huang He.
The Yellow River is the second-longest river in Asia after the Yangtze and the sixth-longest in the world at the estimated length of 5,464 km. Originating in the Bayan Har Mountains in Qinghai province of western China, it flows through nine provinces and empties into the Bohai Sea near the city of Dongying in Shandong province. The Yellow River basin has an east–west extent of 1,900 kilometres and a north–south extent of 1,100 km. Its total basin area is 742,443 square kilometres. The Yellow River is called "the cradle of Chinese civilization", as its basin—specifically, the Wei River Valley that cuts across the south of the long Ordos Loop—was the birthplace of ancient Chinese civilizations and the most prosperous region in early Chinese history. However, frequent devastating floods and course changes produced by the continual elevation of the river bed, sometimes above the level of its surrounding fields has also earned it the unenviable names China's Sorrow and Scourge of the Sons of Han.
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