|Songhua River is shown in dark blue|
The Songhua River (Sungari River in English) is a river in Northeast China, and is the largest tributary of the Heilong River (Amur), flowing about 1,927 km from Changbai Mountains through the Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces. "Riverine" redirects here For the use of that term in Maritime geography, see there Northeast China ( is a geographical region of China. It is separated from Russia largely by the Amur, Argun, and Ussuri rivers from The Changbai Mountains or Baekdu Mountains are a Mountain range on the border between China and North Korea (41°41' to 42°51'N 127°43' to ( Postal map spelling: Heilungkiang Manchu: Sahaliyan ula is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the northeastern ( Postal map spelling: Kirin; Manchu: Girin ula is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the northeastern The river drains 212,000 square miles of land. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. It joins the Amur at the town of Dongjiang. Tongjiang in a city in Heilongjiang province in China. It has a population of over 100000 The river has a dam at Fengman, which is used for hydroelectricity production. A dam is a barrier that divides waters. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water while other structures such as Floodgates, Levees Hydroelectricity is electricity generated by Hydropower, ie the production of power through use of the gravitational force of falling water It forms a lake that stretches 62 km upstream. Below the dam, the river flows northwest until its largest tributary, the Nen River, joins it near Da'an. Nen River, also Nonni ( Manchu: Non ula is a river in Northeast China. The Nen River drains the northern Manchurian Plain. Nen River, also Nonni ( Manchu: Non ula is a river in Northeast China. The Northeastern Plain, sometimes called the Manchurian Plain, is the largest Plain in China, occupying most of Northeastern China. The river travels east until it joins the Hulan River near Harbin. ( Russian Kharbin) is a Sub-provincial city and the Capital of the Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China. Then it passes between the northern end of the eastern Manchurian mountain system and the Lesser Khingan Range. The river then flows into the Amur River valley. The river freezes from late November until March. For freezing as a method of food preservation see Frozen food. It has its highest flows when the mountain snow melts during the spring thaw. "Snowfall" redirects here For other uses see Snow (disambiguation or Snowfall (disambiguation. The river is navigable up to Harbin by medium-sized ships. A body of water such as a River, Canal or Lake, is navigable if it is deep wide and slow enough for a vessel to pass and there are no obstructions like ( Russian Kharbin) is a Sub-provincial city and the Capital of the Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China. A ship /ʃɪp/ is a large vessel that floats on water Ships are generally distinguished from Boats based on size Smaller craft can navigate the Songhua up to Jilin and the Nen River up to Qiqihar. ( Postal map spelling: Kirin; Manchu: Girin ula is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the northeastern History Qiqihar is one of the oldest cities in the northeast of China and was founded in 1691.
The extreme flatness of the Manchurian Plain has caused the river to meander widely over time. The result of the meandering is that the river is surrounded by a wide plain that is filled with swirls and curves, showing paths the river once took.
In November 2005, the river was contaminated with benzene, leading to a shutdown of Harbin's water supply and threats of a Russian lawsuit against China. The Jilin chemical plant explosions were a series of explosions which occurred on November 13 2005, in the No
Cities along the river include: