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The '''Yarkand River''' (or '''Yarkent River''', '''Yeh-erh-ch'iang Ho''')is a [[river]] in the [[Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region]] of western [[People's Republic of China|China]], originating in the [[Rimo Glacier]] of the [[Karakoram]] range in [[PakistanIndia]] [[China]] border region and flowing into the '''[[Tarim River]]''' or '''Neinejoung [[River]]''', with which it is sometimes identified. However, in modern times, the Yarkand river drains into the Shangyou Reservoir and exhausts its supply without reaching the Tarim river. The Yarkand River is approximately {{convert|1332.25|km|mi|abbr=on}} in length, with an average discharge of {{convert|210|m3/s|cuft/s|abbr=on}}.
 
A part of the river valley is known to the [[Kyrgyz people]] as '''Raskam''', and the upper course of the river itself is called the Raskam River.<ref>S.R. Bakshi, ''Kashmir through Ages'' {{ISBN|81-85431-71-X}} vol 1 p.22, in Google Books</ref> Another name of the river is '''Zarafshan'''.<ref>[http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmagaz/ NGIA GeoNames search]</ref> The area was once claimed by the ruler of [[Hunza (princely state)|Hunza]].
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