Chishui River

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Chishui River (赤水河)
Chizhui river.jpg
Chishui River
Country China
 - location Mangbu, Yunnan Province, Zhengxiong County
 - elevation 6,550 ft (1,996 m)
Mouth Yangtze River
 - location Hejiang County, Sichuan
 - elevation 1,345 ft (410 m)
Length 325 mi (523 km)

Chishui River (Chinese: 赤水河) is a major tributary of upper Yangtze River. Its name literally means "red water river" because it shows reddish color in lower stream due to a large sediment concentration. It derived in Yunnan Province, forming partly the boundary between Guizhou Province and Sichuan Province and flows into Yangtze River in Sichuan Province. It is sometimes called the River of Wines since there are several types of famous Chinese wines, including Lang Wine, Xi Wine and Maotai, originated along the river. It is also known as the field of a major battle commanded by Mao Zedong in 1935 during the Long March of Red Army.

Coordinates: 28°48′01″N 105°50′56″E / 28.8002°N 105.8488°E / 28.8002; 105.8488