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Dong River (China)

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Traditional Chinese  東江
Postal  East River
Hanyu Pinyin  Dōng Jiāng
Length  523 km
Country  China
Simplified Chinese  东江
Literal meaning  East River
Romanization  dung1gong1
Province  Guangdong Province
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Similar  Bei River, Han River (Guangdong), Gui River

The Dong River is the eastern tributary of the Pearl River in Guangdong province, southern China. The other two main tributaries of Pearl River are Xi River and Bei River. The headwater is located in Mount Sanbai (三百山) in Anyuan County, Jiangxi.

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Map of East River, China

The Dong River is a major source of water for Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Government has purchased Dong River water from Guangdong since 1965. Over 70% of domestic water in Hong Kong is imported from the Dong River. Its discharge is about 807.5 cubic metres per second (28,520 cu ft/s).

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Dong River (China) Wikipedia