Huangpu River

The Huangpu River (Chinese: 黄浦江, 黃浦江, Huángpǔ Jiāng, formerly Whampoa and Whangpoo, "Yellow Bank River") is a 113 kilometres (70 mi)-long river in China flowing through Shanghai. It is the last significant tributary of the Yangtze before it empties into the East China Sea.

Huangpu River is the largest river in Shanghai, with Suzhou Creek being its major tributary.

It is an average of 400 meters wide and 9 meters deep. It divides the city into two regions: Pudong to its east and Puxi to the west.

Shanghai gets most of its drinking water from the Huangpu, and dumps most of its sewage into it (4 mln tonnes in 1990., only 4% of it treated in any way). As a result of pollution, the tap water must be heavily chlorinated.

The Bund and Lujiazui are located along the river.

Read more about Huangpu River:  Bridges, Tunnels

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