Songhua River
The Songhua or Sunggari River (Manchu language
Manchu language
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: , Sunggari Ula; ; ) is a river
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 in Northeast China
Northeast China
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, and is the largest tributary
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 of the Heilong River (Amur), flowing about 1434 kilometres (891 mi) from Changbai Mountains
Changbai Mountains
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 through Jilin
Jilin , is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the northeastern part of the country. Jilin borders North Korea and Russia to the east, Heilongjiang to the north, Liaoning to the south, and Inner Mongolia to the west...

 and Heilongjiang
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 provinces. The river drains 557180 square miles (1,443,089.6 km²) of land, and has an annual discharge of 2463 m3/s.

As the Second Songhua River
Second Songhua River
The Second Songua River is a tributary of the Songhua River in Jilin Province, China. The river meets the Songhua and Nen Rivers near Songyuan and has several tributaries to include the First Dao, the Second Dao, Huifa, Yinma, Yitong and Lafa Rivers. It is interrupted by the Baishan, Hongshi and...

, it joins the Amur at the town of Dongjiang
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. It is then interrupted by the Baishan
Baishan Dam
The Baishan Dam is an arch-gravity dam on the Second Songhua River near the town of Baishanzhen, Huadian, Jilin Province, China. The purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and flood control...

, Hongshi and Fengman Dam
Fengman Dam
The Fengman Dam is a concrete gravity dam from Jilin City on the Second Songhua River in Jilin Province, China. The main purposes of the dam are hydroelectric power generation and flood control. Construction of the dam began in 1937 and was complete in 1953...

s, which are used for hydroelectricity
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