Tongjiang, Heilongjiang

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Location of Tongjiang in Jiamusi
Location of Tongjiang in Jiamusi
Tongjiang is located in Heilongjiang
Location in Heilongjiang
Coordinates: 47°39′N 132°30′E / 47.650°N 132.500°E / 47.650; 132.500Coordinates: 47°39′N 132°30′E / 47.650°N 132.500°E / 47.650; 132.500
Country People's Republic of China
Province Heilongjiang
Prefecture-level city Jiamusi
 • Total 6,164 km2 (2,380 sq mi)
 • Total 211,609
 • Density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Climate Dwb

Tongjiang (Chinese: 同江; pinyin: Tóngjiāng) is a city of 160,000 in eastern Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China, located at the confluence and on the right banks of the Songhua and Amur Rivers, the latter which marks the border with Russia. Administratively it is a county-level city of Jiamusi.


Early medieval history

From 698 to 936, the kingdom of Balhae occupied northern Korea and parts of Manchuria and Primorsky Krai, consisting of the Nanai, the Udege, and the Evenks and descendants of the Tungus-speaking people and the people of the recently fallen Goguryeo kingdom of Korea. The vicinity of Tongjiang was settled at this moment by Heishui Mohe tribes (Hangul : 흑수말갈 Hanja/Hanzi : 黑水靺鞨 pinyin : Hēishuǐ Mòhé). These tribes were submitted to Balhae Kingdom under King Seon's reign (818-830).

King Seon administrated their territories by creating a prefecture in the neighbourhood : The Hoiwon Prefecture (Hangul : 회원부 Hanja : 懷遠府) with Dalju (Hangul : 달주 Hanja :達州) present-day Tongjiang (Hanzi :同江 pinyin :Tóngjiāng), as its administrative centre.

20th century

In 1929 during Sino-Soviet conflict soviet Amur Military Flotilla completely destroyed Chinese Sungary Military Flotilia at Battle near Lahasusu.

Amur Bridge Project

The Amur Bridge Project was proposed in 2007 by Valery Solomonovich Gurevich, the vice-chairman of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast in Russia. The railway bridge over the Amur River will connect Tongjiang with Nizhneleninskoye, a village in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast.[1]

The Chinese portion of the bridge was finished in July 2016.[2] In December 2016, work began on the Russian portion of the bridge in December 2016. The bridge is expected to open in October 2019.[3]


See also


  1. ^ Proposed bridge to boost bilateral trade, China Daily, June 19, 2007.
  2. ^ Andrew Higgins (July 16, 2016). "An Unfinished Bridge, and Partnership, Between Russia and China". The New York Times. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Russia, China launch construction of bridge across Amur river". Russia Today. December 25, 2016.

External links

  • Map of Tongjiang
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