AMUR-HEILONG RIVER BASIN

 

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Introduction
Amur river basin area in comparison with other river basins and its split between countries
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Table 1. Amur-Heilong River basin area compared to other river basin areas


Basin

Countries included in basin

Area (km2)

Amazon

Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil

6,144,727

Congo

Cameroon, Central African Rep., Democratic Rep. of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rep. of Congo

3,680,000

Nile

Uganda, Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Zaire, Kenya, Tanzanian, Rwanda, Burundi

3,254,853

Mississippi

USA, Canada

3,202,185

Paraňa

Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay

2,954,500

Ob

Russia, Kazakstan, China, Mongolia

2,950,800

Yenisey

Russia, Mongolia

2,557,800

Lake Chad

Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Algeria, Sudan, Cameroon, Chad, Libya

2,388,700

Lena

Russia

2,306,743

Niger

Nigeria, Mali, Niger, Guinea, Algeria, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Benin, Ivory Coast, Chad, Sierra Leone

2,133,200

Amur-Heilong

Russian Federation, People’s Republic of China, Mongolia

2,129,700

Yangtze

China

1,900,000

Indus/Brahmaputra

India, Pakistan, Afganistan, China, Nepal

1,165,500

Murray-Darling

Australia

1,061,469

Tigris-Euphrates

Turkey, Syria, Iraq

970,000

Yukon

Canada, USA

916,667

Ganges

India, Nepal, Bangladesh

907,000

Yellow

China

800,000

Mekong

China, Myanmar, Cambodia

795,000

 

Table 2. Amur-Heilong River basin area by country and reach of the basin


Country

Total Area (km2)

Area in Amur-Heilong Basin

Percent in Amur-Heilong Basin

Russia

16,995,800

1,008,000

6

China

9,326,410

905,700

10

Mongolia

1,565,000

189,000-224,000

12-14

Maps:

Amur-Heilong on the Globe

Simplified hydrography of Amur River basin (Basemap)

Detailed hydrography of Amur River basin

Topography of Amur Heilong River basin

Political divisions

 

Photo:

Introductory tour of Amur basin

 

GIS:

Amur-Heilong Natural  Heritage

 

 

Also look:

Introduction

Invitation

Guidance from compiler

Acknowledgements

Amur-Heilong River Basin at a glance

Natural and Cultural  Heritage of Amur

Guide to environmental information sources

Useful links on Amur-Heilong River Basin issues

Amur-Heilong River Basin Reader – link to full PDF and References

Glossary

Abbreviations

 

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