The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. It flows through a wide array of ecosystems and is habitat to several endemic and endangered species. The Yangtze River drains one-fifth of the land area of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Its river basin is home to one-third of the country’s population. The Yangtze plays a large role in the history, culture and economy of China. The Yangtze River Delta generates as much as 20% of the PRC’s GDP. For thousands of years, the river has been used for water, irrigation and industrial production. The largest hydro-electric power station in the world is located in the River.
The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and also the third longest river around the world. Yangtze River which flows through a variety of different ecosystems, is the habitat of many endangered species, irrigating one fifth of the land in China. The Yangtze River Basin is home to one third of Chinese population, which plays a significant role on Chinese history, culture and economy. The Yangtze River Delta produces up to twenty percent of China's Gross National Product. For thousands of years, the Yangtze River has been taken advantages of water supply, transportation and industrial production. Besides, the world’s largest hydro-electric power station stands on the Yangtze River.