Ussuri River

The Ussuri River or Wusuli River (Russian: река Уссури; Chinese: ; pinyin: Wūsūlǐ Jiāng), runs through Khabarovsk and Primorsky Krais, Russia, and the southeast region of Northeast China. It rises in the Sikhote-Alin mountain range, flowing north and forming part of the Sino-Russian border (which is based on the Sino-Russian Convention of Peking of 1860) until it joins the Amur River as a tributary to it at Khabarovsk (48°26′N 134°59′E / 48.433°N 134.983°E / 48.433; 134.983). It is approximately 897 kilometers (557 mi) long. The Ussuri River drains the Ussuri basin, which covers 193,000 square kilometers (75,000 sq mi). Its waters come from rain (60%), snow (30–35%) and subterranean springs. The average discharge is 1,150 cubic metres per second (41,000 cu ft/s) and the average elevation is 1,682 metres (5,518 ft).

Ussuri River
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Chinese name
Traditional Chinese烏蘇里江
Simplified Chinese乌苏里江
Manchu name
Manchu scriptᡠᠰᡠᡵᡳ
Romanizationusuri ula
Russian name
Russianрека Уссури
Romanizationreka Ussuri


The Ussuri River near Gornye Klyuchi

The Ussuri has been known by many names. In Manchu it was called the Usuri Ula or Dobi Bira (River of Foxes), and in Mongolian the Üssüri Müren.[1]



Major tributaries of the Ussuri River are:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Narangoa 2014, p. 299.


  • Narangoa, Li (2014). Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010: Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231160704.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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