Pu Jiang (浦江)
Chunshen Jiang (春申江)
Shen Jiang (申江)
A view of the Huangpu River as it flows through downtown Shanghai.
|Native name||黄 浦 江|
|⁃ location||Qingpu, Shanghai, China|
|Baoshan, Shanghai, China|
|Length||113 km (70 mi)|
|⁃ average||180 m3/s (6,400 cu ft/s)|
|⁃ left||Suzhou Creek|
|Simplified Chinese||黄 浦 江|
|Traditional Chinese||黃 浦 江|
The Huángpǔ (pronunciation (help·info)), formerly romanized as Whangpoo, is a 113-kilometer (70 mi) long river flowing through Shanghai that was first excavated and created by Lord Chunshen, one of the Four Lords of the Warring States. It is the last significant tributary of the Yangtze before it empties into the East China Sea. The Bund and Lujiazui are located along the river.
The Huangpu is the largest river in central Shanghai, with Suzhou Creek being its major tributary. It is on average 400 metres (1,312 feet) wide and 9 metres (30 feet) deep. It divides the city into two regions: Puxi ("west of Huangpu"), the traditional city centre, and Pudong ("east of Huangpu").
Bridges [ edit ]
Tunnels [ edit ]
There are also a number of tunnels crossing under the river.
Ferries [ edit ]
Controversy [ edit ]
In March 2013, some 16,000 pig carcasses were found floating in the Huangpu River in Shanghai. Some of the pigs carried ear tags saying they were from Jiaxing, so that city in Zhejiang may be the source; One news agency indicates that dead pigs are often dumped into rivers in China to avoid the disposal cost.  However local farmers deny the dumping allegation.
See also [ edit ]
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References [ edit ]
Citations [ edit ]
- (四)水文 (in Chinese)
- Sladen (1895), p. 278.
- "The New Huangpu River Both Banks". Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved Apr 16, 2014.
- Hook, Leslie (May 14, 2013). "China: High and dry: Water shortages put a brake on economic growth". Financial Times. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
- Barboza, David (March 17, 2014). "Dead pigs floating in Chinese river". Guardian.
- Barboza, David (March 14, 2013). "A Tide of Death, but This Time Food Supply Is Safe". New York Times.
Bibliography [ edit ]
- Sladen, Douglas (1895), "Bits of China", The Japs at Home, 5th ed., New York: New Amsterdam Book Co., pp. 276–354.