Gan River (Jiangxi)

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Gan River
Mouth Lake Poyang
Basin countries  People's Republic of China (Jiangxi)
Length 885 km (550 mi)
Avg. discharge 1,667 m3/s (58,900 cu ft/s)

The Gan River (simplified Chinese: 赣江; traditional Chinese: 贛江; pinyin: Gàn Jiāng, Gan: Kōm-kong) travels 885 km (550 mi) north through the western part of Jiangxi before flowing into Lake Poyang and thence into the Yangtze River. The Xiang-Gan uplands separate it from the Xiang River of neighbouring eastern Hunan.[1]

It is the major geographical backbone of Jiangxi, and gives its name to the Gan variety of Chinese as well as the province's one-character abbreviation.[2]

The river feeds into Lake Poyang, which in turns connects with the Yangtze.[3]


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  1. ^ Carol Benedict (2011). "Chinese Tobacco Production, 1600 to 1750". Golden-Silk Smoke: A History of Tobacco in China, 1550–2010. University of California Press. p. 41. 
  2. ^ (Chinese) 趣味文字:中国各省及自治区名称历史由来和变化, People's Daily Online.
  3. ^ Stephen Turnbull (2002). "A Case Study of Chinese Fighting Ships". Fighting Ships of the Far East (1): China and Southeast Asia 202 BC-AD 1419. Osprey Publishing. p. 37. 

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Coordinates: 28°31′55″N 115°48′54″E / 28.532°N 115.815°E / 28.532; 115.815