Xi River


Xi River

Xi River (Chinese: 西江, pinyin: Xī Jiāng, Postal map spelling: "Si Kiang", lit. "West River") is the western tributary of the Pearl River in southern China.

The Xi River begins as it enters Yunnan Province from the autonomous region of eastern Guangxi. It then flows east through Guangdong, and then enters the Pearl River Delta. The other two main tributaries of Pearl River are Dongjiang River and Beijiang River. Many parts of Xijiang are navigable. The Xi River is a commercial waterway of southern China, and links the delta cities to the interior. It is the largest of the tributaries, being 2,197 km, and its volume of flow is second only to that of the Yangtze River. Other transliterations include Hsi River and Hsi Chiang. It supplies water to many places in Guangxi, Guangdong and Macau.

Another Xi is a minor tributary of the Jiulong River northwest of Xiamen.

Tributaries

The Xi River in turn also has tributaries:
* Yu River (鬱江)
* Qian River (黔江)
* Gui River (桂江)
* Lijiang River

Towns along the river include

* Wuzhou (Guangxi)
* Zhaoqing (Guangdong)
* Gaoyao (Guangdong)
* Gaoming (Guangdong)
* Jiangmen (Guangdong)

ee also

* Pearl River Delta
* Geography of China
* List of rivers in China
* Battle of Yamen

References

* [http://concise.britannica.com/ebc/article-9383039/Xi-River Xi River - Britannica Concise]


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