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Encyclopedia > Sham Chun River

Sham Chun River (also Shenzhen River, Shenzhen He) (Chinese: 深圳河; Cantonese IPA: sɐm55 tsɐn3311; Jyutping: sam1 zan3 ho4; Hanyu Pinyin: Shēnzhèn Hé), together with the Sha Tau Kok River, serves as the natural border between Hong Kong and mainland China. This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet is a phonetic alphabet used by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) the human vocal apparatus can produce. ... Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Pinyin (拼音, Pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration to roman script) for Standard Mandarin used in the... List of Land Borders International borders Country/Region Total Borders Neighbours and Borders Afghanistan 5,529 km China: 76 km Iran: 936 km Pakistan: 2,430 km Tajikistan: 1,206 km Turkmenistan: 744 km Uzbekistan: 137 km Akrotiri N/A N/A Albania 720 km Greece: 282 km The Former... In this map of China, the light-coloured areas represent Mainland China, while yellow coloured area refers to Taiwan. ...

It formed part of the limit of the lease of the New Territories in 1898 in the Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory (also Second Convention of Peking). This article or section should include material from Tenancy agreement A lease is a contract conveying from one person (the lessor) to another person (the lessee) the right to use and control some article of property for a specified period of time (the term), without conveying ownership, in exchange for... The New Territories (Chinese: 新界 Xin1jie4) is the area of land in Hong Kong, north of the Kowloon peninsula, south of Shenzhen He / Shum Chun River (深圳河) and Hong Kongs outlying islands (including Lantau Island, Lamma Island, Cheung Chau, and Peng Chau), leased from Qing China to Britain in... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

It lies in the North District of Hong Kong, and the city of Shenzhen, Guangdong. Its source is at Wutong Shan, Shenzhen. Its tributaries includes Ping Yuen River (River Ganges), Shek Sheung Ho (River Sutlej), Sheung Yue Ho (River Beas), Ng Tung Ho (River Indus), Buji He and Tan Shan Ho. The Shenzhen Reservoir also flows into the river when it is full. North District (北區) is the northernmost district of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... A sub-provincial city (副省级城市), or vice-provincial city, in the Peoples Republic of China, is a prefecture-level city that is ruled by a province, but is administered independently in regard to economy and law. ... Shenzhen (Chinese: 深圳; pinyin: ; Cantonese Jyutping: sam1 zan3, Yale: sām jan; Sham Chun [Shamchun] The hazy Shenzhen skyline in old or Hong Kong documents; lit. ... Guangdong (Simplified Chinese: 广东; Traditional Chinese: 廣東; pinyin: Guǎngdōng; Wade-Giles: Kuang-tung; Kwangtung in older transliteration; Cantonese: gwong2 dung1), is a province on the south coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. ...

The river flows into the Deep Bay (后海灣, also Hau Hoi Wan, Shenzhen Bay, 深圳湾). The Mai Po Marshes is at its estuary. Mai Po Marshes is a nature reserve located near Yuen Long in Hong Kong. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing numerous ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits and services. ...

Efforts have be paid to alleviate the flooding and pollution problems. Part of its course was straightened, leading to a shift of boundary. Some 1 km² of land had become Hong Kong's territory after the works.

See also

The following is a List of rivers in Hong Kong: Categories: Hong Kong geography stubs | Rivers of Hong Kong | Lists of rivers ...

External link

  • Rivers of Hong Kong (http://www.hk-place.com/view.php?id=120), in Chinese

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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Sham Chun River (235 words)
Sham Chun River (also called Shenzhen River or Shenzhen He) serves as the natural border between Hong Kong and mainland China, together with the Sha Tau Kok River.
Its tributaries includes Ping Yuen River (River Ganges), Shek Sheung River (River Sutlej), Sheung Yue River (River Beas), Ng Tung River (River Indus), Buji He and Tan Shan River.
The river flows into Deep Bay (also known as Hau Hoi Wan and Shenzhen Bay) and Mirs Bay to the east.
ooBdoo (2940 words)
Shenzhen (Sham Chun or Shamchun in old documents) is a sub-provincial city of Guangdong province in southern China, located at the border with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Shenzhen eventually became one of the largest cities in the Pearl River Delta region which is one of the economic powerhouses of China and is the largest manufacturing base in the world.
Situated in the Pearl River Delta in China’s Guangdong Province, Shenzhen Port is adjacent to HK.
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