The New International Encyclopædia/Ya-lung-kiang

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YA-LUNG-KIANG, yä′lōōng′kyäng′. A river of Western China, rising on the southern slope of the Bayan-kara, an eastern extension of the Kuen-lun Mountains in Eastern Tibet, near the headwaters of the Yellow River, latitude 34° N. and longitude 97° E. (Map: China, B 6). Its course is generally south through deep gorges parallel with the Kin-sha-kiang or Yang-tse, which it joins after a course of several hundred miles in latitude 26° 35′ N. It is a very swift stream, much impeded by rapids, and is not navigable except in local stretches.