Dadu River (Taiwan)

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Coordinates: 24°10′11.5″N 120°31′05.7″E / 24.169861°N 120.518250°E / 24.169861; 120.518250

Dadu River or Wu River
Wu River.jpg
Sunset at the lower reaches of Wu River
Map showing the mouth of Wu River
Map showing the mouth of Wu River
Wu River in Taiwan
Country Taiwan
Basin features
Main source Central Mountain Range: western foothills of Hehuanshan
River mouth Taiwan Strait: Taichung City/Changhua County border
Basin size 2,025.6 km2 (782.1 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 119.13 km (74.02 mi)

The Wu River (Chinese: 烏溪; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: O͘-khe), also known as the Dadu River (Chinese: 大肚溪; pinyin: Dàdù Xī; Wade–Giles: Ta4-tu4 Hsi1) is a river in Taiwan.[1] It flows through Taichung City, Changhua County, and Nantou County for 119 kilometers.[2][3][4] It is the fourth largest river in Taiwan in terms of drainage area, and the sixth longest one.[2]

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  1. ^ "GeoNames Search". Geographic Names Database. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, USA. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Geography & demographics". The Republic of China Yearbook 2015. Executive Yuan. 2015. pp. 40–53. ISBN 978-986-04-6013-1. 
  3. ^ "Wu River" (in Chinese). Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Location". About Changhua. Changhua County Government. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2016.