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(File:Txu-oclc-6654394-nj-43-5th-ed.jpg|Map including the Yarkand River (labeled as Yeh-erh-ch'iang Ho) and surrounding region from the International Map of the World (AMS, 1966))
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== Course ==
[[File:Txu-oclc-6654394-nj-43-5th-ed.jpg|left|thumb|Map including Zepu (labeled as TSE-P'U (POSGAM)) and surrounding region from the [[International Map of the World]] ([[Army Map Service|AMS]], 1966)]]
The river originates from the [[Rimo Glacier]] in the [[Karakoram]] range in the south of the [[Kashgar Prefecture]].<ref name="AhmadRais1998">{{citation |last1=Ahmad |first1=Naseeruddin |last2=Rais |first2=Sarwar |title=Himalayan Glaciers |url=https://books.google.com/books?id=WyLO6m38jloC&pg=PA50 |year=1998 |publisher=APH Publishing |isbn=978-81-7024-946-7 |page=50}}</ref> It flows roughly due north until reaching the foot of the [[Kunlun Mountains]]. Then it flows northwest where it receives waters from the [[Shaksgam River]], which also originates from the Rimo Glacier. The Shaksgam is also known in its lower course (before falling into the Yarkand) as the Keleqing River ({{zh|c=克勒青河|p=Kèlèqīng Hé|links=no}}).