How big is the taihang Mountain range?
The Taihang Mountains, how big are they?What does it include?Taihang Mountain Taihang Mountain, also known as wuxing Mountain, Wangmu Mountain and Nuwa Mountain, is the watershed between the second and third steps of China, and also the natural boundary between the Loess Plateau and the North China Plain.There are always different opinions about the scope of Taihang Mountain. Generally speaking, it is roughly located between the Loess Plateau and the North China plain in a narrow sense. It spans four provinces of Beijing, Hebei, Shanxi and Henan.From the West mountain of Beijing in the north to the Wangwu Mountain at the junction of Shanxi and Henan in the south, the basic range only refers to the main mountain range at the junction of four provinces.Taihang Mountain in a broad sense is much larger, bordering the Shanxi Basin in the west, the North China Plain in the east, and facing the Yanshan and Qinling mountains in the north and south.In addition to the Juche mountains in the east, the Wutai, Sizhoushan, Taiyue and Zhongtiao mountains in the west.The overall mountain range is in the direction of northeast and southwest, extending for about 400 kilometers, so it is generally called 800 li Tai Hang.Traditionally, the Taihang Mountains are divided into north Taihang, west Taihang and South Taihang, which respectively refer to the sections of mountains located in Hebei, Shanxi and Henan provinces.The mountain range is high in the north and low in the south, with the exception of the two large basins in the middle, the rest are all complex and diverse mountain features.To the west of the mountain range is the loess covered area, and to the east of the mountain range gradually descends into zhongshan, low mountain and hilly landform area.Taihang Mountain, especially in south Taihang in Henan Province, is the most majestic and unique part of the whole Taihang mountain range, with its deep canyons and precipitous cliffs.The average elevation of Taihang Mountain ranges from 1200m to 1500m, while peaks above 2000m are generally located in the northern section of the mountain.Its highest peak in the narrow sense is The Xiaowutai Mountain in Hebei province, which is about 2,882 meters above sea level.In a broad sense, the highest peak is Wutai Mountain in Shanxi Province, with an altitude of 3061.1 meters. It is not only the highest peak in North China, but also a rare peak of more than 3,000 meters in eastern China.Wutai Mountain Taihang Mountain can be said to be the water tower in North China, and the rivers developed are also basically belong to the Haihe river system, in addition to the Qin River from Taiyue Mountain, flowing into the Yellow River, other rivers are flowing into the Bohai Sea from west to east.The main rivers are weihe, Zhanghe, Fuyang, Hutuo river, Dayqing River and other hundreds of rivers.Although there are many rivers, due to the drought and water shortage in North China, the rivers in the plains of the lower reaches basically dry up all the year round, and only in the rainy season when flood control, upstream reservoirs will open the floodgates to release water.As the most representative mountain range in northern China, Taihang Mountain stands between the Loess Plateau and the North China Plain.Cliff mountain village and between the mountains cut by the river canyons, but become a link between the east and west of the main traffic, like the famous Taihang Eight xing, has been through the mountains since ancient times.Towering taixing, the backbone of the world, it is these rivers flowing out of the mountains, gradually rushed out of the large fertile plains, not only formed the early agricultural civilization in North China, but also laid the basic position of the city later.In particular, the discovery of anyang oracle-bone inscriptions has given mount Taihang a long historical status.Therefore, since ancient times, taihang Mountain is not only one of the birthplace of Chinese civilization, but also for thousands of years, the Central Plains dynasty against the nomads a natural backer.– — — — the END.