Songhua River

river in China and North Korea

The Songhua River is one of the main rivers in China. It is about 1,434 kilometres (891 mi) long.

Songhua River
Native Name: ᠰᡠᠩᡤᠠᡵᡳ
(sunggari ula)
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Songhua River, just west of Harbin. Oxbow lakes are common sights along the sides of the river.
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvincesJilin, Heilongjiang
Physical characteristics
 - locationTongjiang, Heilongjiang
 - coordinates47°41′56″N 132°31′03″E / 47.699°N 132.5176°E / 47.699; 132.5176Coordinates: 47°41′56″N 132°31′03″E / 47.699°N 132.5176°E / 47.699; 132.5176
Basin features
Songhua River
Songhua River is shown in a darkish blue color.
Chinese name
Alternative Chinese name
Manchu name
Manchu scriptᠰᡠᠩᡤᠠᡵᡳ ᡠᠯᠠ
Romanizationsunggari ula

The river drains 557,180 square kilometres (215,130 sq mi) of land,[1][2] and has an annual discharge of 2,463 cubic metres per second (87,000 cu ft/s).[3]


  1. ), National Geographic Society (U.S (2008). National Geographic Atlas of China, p. 36. ISBN 9781426201363.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. "Amur river basin at Rivers Network". Archived from the original on 2019-09-07. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  3. National Conditions: Main Rivers accessed October 21, 2010.