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The Amur (Russian: Амур; Simplified Chinese: 黑龙江, Traditional Chinese: 黑龍江, Hēilng Jiāng, or "Black Dragon River"; Mongolian: Хара-Мурэн, Khara-Muren or "Black River"; Manchu: Sahaliyan Ula, literal meaning "Black River") is one of the worlds ten longest rivers, located between the Russian Far East and Manchuria of China.

Flowing across northeast Asia for over 4400 km (2,700 mi), from the mountains of northeastern China to the Sea of Okhotsk (near Nikolayevsk-na-Amure), it drains a remarkable watershed that includes diverse landscapes of desert, steppe, tundra, and taiga in northeast Asia.

The Amur proper is the 2,874 km after the junction of two rivers:

The two sources join in Moguhe Village (洛古河村), western Mohe County (漠河县), Heilongjiang Province, China, and become the Amur proper.

Major tributaries are:

The Amur is bordered by Heilongjiang Province and Khabarovsk Krai, and passes through the following cities:

See also

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