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The Yangtze Plain (Wade-Giles Ch'ang Chiang P'ing-yüan; Pinyin Chang Jiang Pingyuan is made up of a series of alluvial plains of along the Yangtze River and its major tributaries. Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; Traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音; Pinyin: HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n), also known as scheme of the Chinese phonetic alphabet (Simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音方案; Traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音方案; Pinyin: HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n fāngàn), while pin means spell(ing) and yin means sound(s)), is a system of romanization (phonemic notation... An alluvial plain is a relatively flat and gently sloping landform found at the base of a range of hills. ... Afternoon light on the jagged grey mountains rising from the Yangtze River gorge The Yangtze River or Chang Jiang is the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world after the Nile in Africa and the Amazon in South America. ...


The Yangtze Plain starts east of I-ch'ang (Hupeh province), China. The Middle Yangtze Plain is made up of parts of the north-eastern and south-eastern Hunan, Hupeh, and north-central Kiangsi provinces, and includes the Tung-t'ing, P'o-yang, and Hong lakes. Yichang (Chinese: 宜昌; pinyin: Yíchāng) is a city in the Hubei province of China. ... Not to be confused with the unrelated province of Hebei Hubei (Chinese: 湖北; pinyin: Húběi; Wade-Giles: Hu-pei, also seen as Hupeh), abbreviated to 鄂 (pinyin: È, WG: O), a province of the Peoples Republic of China, lies to the north of the Dongting Lake, giving it the... Hunan (Chinese: 湖南; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a province of China, located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting (hence the name Hunan, meaning south of the lake). Hunan is sometimes called 湘 (pinyin: Xiāng) for short, after the Xiang River which runs through the province. ... Jiangxi (Chinese: 江西; pinyin: Jiāngxī; Wade-Giles: Chiang-hsi; Postal System Pinyin: Kiangsi) is a southern province of the Peoples Republic of China, spanning from the banks of the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) in the north into hillier areas in the south. ...


The Middle-Lower Yangtze Plain stretches eastward from Wushan Mountain to the coast. It is made up of alluvial deposits from the Yangtze River and its tributaries. The plain is somewhat swampy, made up of a large number of lakes and rivers, making it suitable for rice growing and freshwater fish, and it is therefore known as the "land of fish and rice". The area also produces tea, silk, rapeseed, broad beans, and tangerines. An alluvial deposit is an accumulation of alluvium (sediment), sometimes containing valuable ore and gemstones, or simply consisting of gravel, sand, or clay, in the bed or former bed of a river. ... Swampy (real name Daniel Hooper) is a British environmental protester, or eco-warrior. ... Tea leaves in a gaiwan. ... Silk weaver Silk is a natural protein fiber that can be woven into textiles. ... Binomial name Brassica napus L. Rapeseed (Brassica napus), also known as Rape, Oilseed Rape, Rapa, Rapaseed and (one particular cultivar) Canola, is a bright yellow flowering member (related to mustard) of the family Brassicaceae. ... ... Binomial name Citrus reticulata Blanco For other uses, see Tangerine (disambiguation). ...


The Lower Yangtze Plain includes the Yangtze River Delta. Yangtze River Delta The Yangtze River Delta (Chinese 长江三角洲/長江三角洲 chángjiāng sānjiǎozhōu) or Yangtze Delta, generally comprises the triangular-shaped territory of Shanghai, southern Jiangsu province and northern Zhejiang province. ...


See also

Jiang Nan (Chinese: 江南, Wade-Giles: Chiang nan) refers to the southern part of the lowest reaches of the Yangtze River, including the southern part of the Yangtze Delta. ...

Sources

  • "Land and Resources" — Chinese Embassy in Sweden Web pages (retrieved 9 February 2006)
  • "Natural Condition" — China Facts and Figures 2005 (retrieved 9 February 2006)

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Yangtze River rises in the Kunlun Mountains in the southwestern section of Qinghai Province in China, and flows generally south through Sichuan Province into Yunnan Province, where, in the vicinity of Huize, it bends sharply to the northeast.
Jiangsu Province, largely a deltaic plain consisting of silt deposited by the Yangtze (more than 170 million cu m/6 billion cu ft annually), is one of the chief rice-growing areas of China.
Although the entire river is known as the Yangtze River to foreigners, the Chinese apply that designation only to the last 480 or 645 km (300 or 400 mi) of its course, the portion traversing the region identified with the Yang kingdom (flourished about 10th century BC).
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The Northeast Plain consists of three sections: the Songnen Plain in the Liohe valley, and the Sanjiang (Three-River) Plain at the confluence of the Songhua, Wusuli and Heilong rivers.
The Middle –Lower Changjiang (Yangtze River) Plain—located in the sub-tropics with hot summers, plentiful rainfall and fertile soil—consists of a series of plains of vary in width on both sides of the Yangtze River, in the section from the Three Gorges in the west to the coast in the east.
It is bounded by the Huang-Huai Plain in the north and the Jiangnan Hills in the south, and sprawls over the provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang and the municipality of Shanghai.
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