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The Dunhuang frescoes strikingly illustrate the cross-cultural confluence of aesthetics, philosophies, mythologies, and histories of India, Central Asia, and China.
), which is 6,380 km (3,964 miles) long, is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world.
Roman numerals originally identified the regions in order from north to south (except Santiago).
With the establishment of Arica-Parinacota and Los Ríos Region in 2007 the numbers no longer reflect the regions' positions.
The Yangtze plays a large role in the history, culture and economy of China.
The prosperous Yangtze River Delta generates as much as 20% of the PRC's GDP.
(That connection also made it one of the Yellow River's principal ports between the floods of 1344 and the 1850s, during which time the Yellow River ran well south of Shandong and discharged into the ocean only a few hundred kilometres away from the mouth of the Yangtze.
For thousands of years, the river has been used for water, irrigation, sanitation, transportation, industry, boundary-marking and war.
This article provides a collection of the etymology of the names of country subdivisions.
This page generally only deals with regions and provinces; cities and other localities and features may appear listed under the individual country, with a link below.
The spellings Yangtze and Yangtze Kiang was a compromise between the two methods adopted at the 1906 Imperial Postal Conference in Shanghai, which established postal romanization.
Hanyu Pinyin was adopted by the PRC's First Congress in 1958, but it was not widely employed in English outside mainland China prior to the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and the PRC in 1979; since that time, the spelling Yangzi has also been used.