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The Amur River is located in the Far East in East Asia. It flows in Russia and along the Russian-Chinese border. It is 2,824 kilometers long (starting fr om the confluence of the Shilka and the Argun). It flows into the Sea of Okhotsk.

The Amur River is one of the biggest rivers in Russia and in the world. It's the world's ninth longest river.

In Mongolia it is called Khara-Muren which means «the black river»; in China it is called Hēilóng Jiāng — «the black dragon».

The Amur River forms many oxbow lakes, channels, and backwater areas. A cruise along the Amur River is an enthralling journey, during which you get to know the local nature, and the culture of the local people.

The Amur River begins at the confluence of two rivers: the Shilka and the Argun. The eastern end of the Bezumny (Mad) Island is considered its source.

The Amur Basin in located within three countries — Russia, China, and Mongolia. The Russian part of the basin consists of two unequal parts: Siberian, with the respective parts of the Shilka and Argun river basins; the Far-East, wh ere the major part of the Amur valley is located. It includes the left bank of the upper and middle Amur and the whole lower Amur with tributary basins.

According to Russian navigational directions, the Amur is divided into the Upper Amur — before the city of Blagoveschensk, the Middle Amur — from Blagoveschensk to Khabarovsk, and the Lower Amur — after Khabarovsk.

The inhabitants of the Amur include valuable species of fish that swim upstream during the spawning period — the Siberian salmon and the hunchback salmon. Less valuable species include crucians, European carp, silver carp, predatory carp, Amur catfish, Amur pike, and grass carp. In total there are more than 100 species of fish, making the river one of the richest.


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