Min River (Fujian)

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Native name (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: 閩江; pinyin: Mǐn Jiāng)
Basin
River mouth South China Sea
Basin size 60,922 km2 (23,522 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 577 km (359 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    1,980 m3/s (70,000 cu ft/s)
Min River (闽江)in Nanping (南平). Railway bridge (闽江铁路大桥) at the back.

The Min River (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: 閩江; pinyin: Mǐn Jiāng) is a 577 kilometres (359 mi)-long river in Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It is the largest river in Fujian, and an important water transport channel. Most of northern and central Fujian is within its drainage area.

The provincial capital, Fuzhou, sits on the lower Min River, with its historic center being on the northern side of the river. Fuzhou's suburb Changle is on the other side of the river, even closer to its fall into the Taiwan Strait; the location historically made it an important port.

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Coordinates: 26°02′58″N 119°38′06″E / 26.0494°N 119.635°E / 26.0494; 119.635