Huayuankou, Henan

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Huayuankou
花园口
Town
花园口镇
Huayuankou is located in China
Huayuankou
Huayuankou
Location in China
Coordinates: 34°52′37.08″N 113°40′21.96″E / 34.8769667°N 113.6727667°E / 34.8769667; 113.6727667Coordinates: 34°52′37.08″N 113°40′21.96″E / 34.8769667°N 113.6727667°E / 34.8769667; 113.6727667
Country China
Province Henan
Prefecture Zhengzhou
District Huiji
Area
 • Total 39 km2 (15 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 15,000
 • Density 380/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 450053
Area code(s) 0371

Huayuankou (simplified Chinese: 花园口; traditional Chinese: 花園口; pinyin: Huāyúankǒu) is a town in Huiji District, used to be a ferry of the Yellow River in Zhengzhou, Henan, China.

It has an area of 39 square kilometers and a population of 15,000.[1]

1938 Yellow River flood[edit]

In June 1938, during the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Nationalist troops under Chiang Kai-Shek intentionally broke the levees of the Yellow River near Huayuankou[2] to slow the advance of the Japanese army. Although several thousand Japanese troops were drowned, 12 million Chinese were affected, nearly 900,000 of them dying.[3]

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