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Tamsui and Lanyang Rivers, Taiwan

25.0N 121.5E

January 6th, 2012 Category: Rivers

China- December 25th, 2011

Two rivers can be seen flowing across Taiwan in this APM image: the Tamsui River (upper left quadrant) and the Lanyang River (lower right quadrant). The latter flows through Yilan County for 73km. In the image, the populated areas of the county appear orange.

The Tamsui River flows through New Taipei City, Taoyuan County, Taipei City, and Hsinchu County and has a length of 159 km (99 mi) and a drainage area of 2,726 km2 (1,053 sq mi). Its source is at Pintian Mountain in Hsinchu County, and it empties into the Taiwan Strait. Populated areas near the river appear bright green, yellow and orange.

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