Hualian River

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Coordinates: 23°56′33″N 121°36′34″E / 23.9425°N 121.6094°E / 23.9425; 121.6094

Hualian River
Hualien River 2 , Hualien.JPG
Hualien River
Map showing the mouth of Wu River
Map showing the mouth of Wu River
Hualian River in Taiwan
Native name花蓮溪
Location
CountryTaiwan
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationCentral Mountain Range: Bazi Mountain (拔子山; offshoot of the Dan Mountain)
 ⁃ coordinates23°36′54″N 121°19′46″E / 23.615119°N 121.329490°E / 23.615119; 121.329490
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Pacific Ocean: Ji'an, Hualien
Length57.28 km (35.59 mi)
Basin size1,507.09 km2 (581.89 sq mi)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftWanli River
Shoufeng River
Mugua River
TributariesMa'an River
Guangfu River

The Hualian River, also spelled Hualien River, (Chinese: 花蓮溪; pinyin: Huālián Xī; Wade–Giles: Hua1-lien2 Hsi1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hoa-liân-khe/Hoa-lian-khe) is a river in Taiwan. It flows through Hualien County for 57 kilometres (35 mi).[1][2][3] The Hai'an Range starts at the mouth of the river.[4]

Tributaries[edit]

There are five major tributaries, listed here from mouth to source:[3]

  • Mugua River — Hualian County — 42 km
  • Shoufeng River — Hualian County — 37 km
  • Wanli River — Hualian County — 53 km
  • Ma'an River — Hualian County — 39 km
  • Guangfu River — Hualian County — 15 km

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geography & demographics". The Republic of China Yearbook 2015. Executive Yuan. 2015. pp. 40–53. ISBN 978-986-04-6013-1. Archived from the original on 2016-05-31. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  2. ^ "Hualian River" (in Chinese). Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Hualian River basin". River System Introduction (in Chinese). The Ninth River Management Office, Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  4. ^ Taiwan Country Study Guide: Strategic Information and Developments. Int'l Business Publications. 3 March 2012. p. 56. ISBN 978-1-4387-7570-8.