|Huangpu River (黄浦江)|
A view of the Huangpu River as it flows through downtown Shanghai.
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|- left||Suzhou Creek|
|- location||Zhujiajiao, Qingpu, Shanghai, People's Republic of China|
|Length||113 km (70 mi)|
|- average||180 m3/s (6,357 cu ft/s) |
The Huangpu (help·info) (simplified Chinese: 黄浦江; traditional Chinese: 黃浦江; pinyin: Huángpǔ Jiāng, formerly Whampoa and Whangpoo, lit "Yellow Bank River") is a 113 kilometres (70 mi)-long river in China flowing through Shanghai. 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.
Huangpu River is the largest river in Shanghai, with Suzhou Creek being its major tributary.
It is an average of 400 meters wide and 9 meters deep. It divides the city into two regions: Pudong to its east and Puxi to the west. (Dong and Xi mean 'East' and 'West' respectively in Mandarin Chinese.)
Shanghai gets most of its drinking water from the Huangpu, and dumps most of its sewage into it (4 mln tonnes in 1990., only 4% of it treated in any way). As a result of pollution, the tap water must be heavily chlorinated.
In February and March 2013, thousands of 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; however local farmers deny that.
Many lines of the Shanghai Metro cross underneath the river.
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