Nakdong River

Nakdong (낙동강)
River
Korea-Andong-Nakdong River-02.jpg
The Nakdong in Andong, North Gyeongsang
Country South Korea
Provinces Gangwon, North Gyeongsang, Daegu, South Gyeongsang, Busan
Parts Hwangjicheon
Tributaries
 - left Banbyeoncheon, Geumho River, Miryang River, Yangsancheon, West Nakdong River
 - right Naeseongcheon, Gamcheon, Hwang River, Nam River
Source Taebaek Mountains
 - location Eundae Peak, Taebaek, Gangwon [a] [1]
Mouth East Sea
 - location Estuary Bank, Gangseo, Busan
Length 510 km (317 mi) [2]
Basin 23,384 km2 (9,029 sq mi) [2]
Discharge for Jindong, Haman
 - average 383 m3/s (13,526 cu ft/s) [b] [3]
Nakdong.svg
The Nakdong
† : Distributary of Nakdong
Nakdong River
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Nakdonggang
McCune–Reischauer Naktonggang

The Nakdong River or Nakdonggang (Korean pronunciation:  [nakt͈oŋgaŋ]) [c] is the longest river in South Korea, and passes through major cities such as Daegu and Busan. It takes its name from its role as the eastern border of the Gaya confederacy during Korea's Three Kingdoms Era.

Geography

The Nakdong flows from the Taebaek Mountains to the South Sea or Korean Strait, that separates Korea from Japan. The river originates from the junction of the Cheolamcheon and Hwangjicheon streams in Dongjeom-dong, Taebaek city, Gangwon province. From there to its mouth it winds for about 506 kilometres (314 mi). The width of the river ranges from only a few metres in its upper reaches, to several hundred metres towards its estuary.

Major tributaries include the Yeong, Geumho, and Nam rivers. Together with its tributaries, the Nakdong drains most of North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang provinces, along with small portions of North Jeolla, South Jeolla, and Gangwon. The total watershed is 23,384 square kilometres (9,029 sq mi).

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Nakdong Kang
български: Нактонган
brezhoneg: Stêr Nakdong
Cebuano: Naktong-gang
čeština: Nakdong
Deutsch: Nakdonggang
español: Río Nakdong
euskara: Nakdong ibaia
français: Nakdong
한국어: 낙동강
Հայերեն: Նակդոնգ
italiano: Nakdong
lietuvių: Nakdongas
magyar: Naktong
Nederlands: Nakdong
日本語: 洛東江
polski: Naktong-gang
português: Rio Nakdong
русский: Нактонган
svenska: Nakdong
Türkçe: Nakdong Nehri
українська: Нактонган
Tiếng Việt: Sông Nakdong
吴语: 洛东江
粵語: 洛東江
中文: 洛東江