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Encyclopedia > Jinzu River

The Jinzū River (神通川) is a river which flows from Gifu Prefecture to Toyama Prefecture in Japan. It is called Miya River (宮川) in Gifu. It is 120 km in length and has a watershed of 2,720 km². For the Second World War frigate class, see River class frigate The Murray River in Australia A waterfall on the Ova da Fedoz, Switzerland A river is a large natural waterway. ... Gifu Prefecture (岐阜県 Gifu-ken), is located in the Chubu region of central Japan. ... Toyama Prefecture (富山県; Toyama-ken) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan. ...


The river flows from Mount Kaore in Gifu and meets the Takahara River at the border between Gifu and Toyama. Then it flows straight to the north and pours into Toyama Bay, or the Sea of Japan. It once meandered in Toyama city, but the new waterway was constructed in the west of the city to avoid floods. Toyama City Hall and other governments are located on the reclaimed land of the old river. The Sea of Japan, known as the East Sea in South Korea, the East Sea of Korea in North Korea, and the Japan Sea in China, is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, bound by the Japanese islands of Hokkaido, Honshu and Kyushu and Sakhalin island to the... Toyama (富山市; -shi) is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. ...


The river was polluted with cadmium due to mining and caused the itai-itai disease in the downstream towns around World War II. General Name, Symbol, Number Cadmium, Cd, 48 Chemical series Transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 5, d Density, Hardness 8650 kg/m3, 2 Appearance Silvery gray metallic Atomic properties Atomic weight 112. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ... The itai-itai disease (Japanese:イタイイタイ病, literally: ouch-ouch-disease) was the first cadmium poisoning in the world in Toyama prefecture, Japan in 1950. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


The Japanese Navy had a cruiser named Jinzu. The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) (大日本帝國海軍 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun or 日本海軍 Nippon Kaigun) was the navy of Japan before 1945. ... USS Port Royal, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, launched in 1994. ...


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