The Yangtze River, or Yangzi (Simple Chinese: 扬子江 / Traditional Chinese: 揚子江), or Chang Jiang (Simple Chinese: 长江 / Traditional Chinese: 長江), is the longest River in China and Asia, as well as the world's third longest river (after the Amazon and the Nile). It is honored as one of the two main cradles of Chinese civilization. (another is Yellow River)
More about the river[change | change source]
The river is about 3,900 kilometers long and is the deepest river in the world. It goes from the western part of China (Plateau of Tibet) into the East China Sea, which is part of the Pacific Ocean. It has been thought of as a dividing point between northern and southern China. It helped start the Chinese civilization.
The Yangtze River is also known as the Yanugzi or Chang Jiange.
Uses[change | change source]
The Yangtze river is useful for animals and humans, it is used for:
- drinking water
- boundary marking
- ingredients for food
- luxury items and even weapons for war were transported
Pollution[change | change source]
The Yangtze river is becoming extremely polluted. Not only that, the sewers are getting polluted as well. Also, a waste of 24.4 billion tones of the Yangtze river was polluted back in 2001. In the Yangtze river contains oil, dead animals and rubbish including cans, bags, wrappers and glass bottles/plastic bottles.