Argun River

Chinese Ergun He or O-erh-ku-na Ho

River, northeastern Asia.

Rising in the Da Hinggan (Greater Khingan) Range, it runs about 450 mi (724 km), forming part of the boundary between northeastern China and Russia and uniting with the Shilka River to form the Amur River. In its upper course it is called the Hailar.

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river, Asia
Chinese (Pinyin)  Ergun He  or  (Wade-Giles)  O-erh-ku-na Ho 

river rising in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China, on the western slope of the Greater Khingan Range (Da Hinggan Range), where it is known as the Hailar River. Its length is 1,007 miles (1,620 km), of which about 600 miles (965 km) form the boundary between China and Russia. Near Luoguhe, the Argun merges with the Shilka (Shilka River) River to form the Amur River. The Argun flows for the most part through a wide valley; it has a drainage basin of approximately 63,000 square miles (163,000 square km). In years of abundant rainfall, the Argun overflows into the basin of Hulun Lake (Hulun, Lake) in Inner Mongolia. Navigation on the river is irregular.

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