Gan River

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For the river in Inner Mongolia, see Gan River (Inner Mongolia).
Gan River
Country  People's Republic of China (Jiangxi)
River mouth Lake Poyang
Physical characteristics
Length 885 km (550 mi)
  • Average rate:
    1,667 m3/s (58,900 cu ft/s)

The Gan River flows through the western part of Jiangxi province, China, 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 language.[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. ^ James Stuart Olson (1998). An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of China. Greenwood Press. p. 80. 
  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