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Huangpu River

Huangpu River (黄浦江)
Pu Jiang (浦江)
Chunshen Jiang (春申江)
Shen Jiang (申江)
A view of the Huangpu River as it flows through downtown Shanghai.
Country China
Municipality Shanghai
 - left Suzhou Creek
Source Dianshan Lake
 - location Zhujiajiao, Qingpu, Shanghai, China
Mouth Yangtze River
Length 113 km (70 mi)
 - average 180 m3/s (6,357 cu ft/s) [1]
Huangpu River
Simplified Chinese 黄浦江
Traditional Chinese 黃浦江
Postal Whangpoo River

The    , formerly romanized as Whangpoo, is a 113 kilometres (70 mi)-long river flowing through Shanghai that was first excavated and created by Lord Chunshen, one of the Four Lords of the Warring States during the Warring States Period (475 BC - 221 BC). It is the last significant tributary of the Yangtze before it empties into the East China Sea. The Bund and Lujiazui are located along the river.

The Huangpu is the largest river in Shanghai, with Suzhou Creek being its major tributary. It is on average 400 meters wide and 9 meters deep. It divides the city into two regions: Pudong to its east and Puxi to the west. (Dong and Xi mean 'East' and 'West' respectively in Mandarin Chinese.)[2]

In February and March 2013, thousands of pig carcasses were found floating in the Huangpu River in Shanghai.[3] Some of the pigs carried ear tags saying they were from Jiaxing, so that city in Zhejiang may be the source; however local farmers deny that.[4]

Catfish caught in the Huangpu on the Pudong side.


  • Bridges 1
  • Tunnels 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4



Many lines of the Shanghai Metro cross underneath the river.There are also many tunnels crossing under the river.

See also


  1. ^ (四)水文 (Chinese)
  2. ^ "The New Huangpu River Both Banks". Retrieved Apr 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ Hook, Leslie (May 14, 2013). "China: High and dry: Water shortages put a brake on economic growth". Financial Times. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  4. ^ Barboza, David (March 14, 2013). "A Tide of Death, but This Time Food Supply Is Safe". New York Times. 

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