Interesting facts about the Amur River

The Amur River rolls its mighty waters for several thousand kilometers, dividing the territories of Russia and China. This river has always been of paramount importance for the peoples inhabiting the surrounding lands, but it is not only beautiful, but sometimes dangerous – the spring flood of the Amur is able to sweep away everything that was built on its banks from the face of the earth.

Both Russians and Chinese are equally proud of the Amur, considering it “their” river. The Chinese call Amur “Heihe”, which in Chinese means “Black River”.

The name “Amur” was derived from the words of the local adverb “amar” and “damour”, meaning, respectively, “big” and “river”. So the Cupid is a “big river”. With this you can not argue, although, for example, the river Lena is still more.

The area of ​​the Amur River basin is almost 2 million square kilometers. Impressive figure. According to this parameter Amur takes the tenth place in the world.

On the denomination of five thousand rubles, the Amur bridge, crossing the river, is depicted.

There are a lot of islands on the Amur, the largest of which is the Great Ussuri island located near Khabarovsk.

In the waters of the Amur, fish such as salmon and sturgeon live.

And, in general, the diversity of life in the Amur River is amazing – there are more than 140 species of different fish living here, which is more than in any other Russian river.

The Amur River bed moves slowly but surely, washing itself a new road.

Three quarters of the water replenishing the Amur enters the river through monsoon rains, not glaciers, as is the case with many other rivers in Russia.

The mouth of the Amur River spews almost 13 thousand cubic meters of water every second.