Tongjiang, Heilongjiang

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Location of Tongjiang in Jiamusi
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Location in Heilongjiang
Coordinates: 47°39′N132°30′E / 47.650°N 132.500°E / 47.650; 132.500 Coordinates: 47°39′N132°30′E / 47.650°N 132.500°E / 47.650; 132.500
Country People's Republic of China
Province Heilongjiang
Prefecture-level city Jiamusi
  Total6,164 km2 (2,380 sq mi)
  Density34/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.



Tongjiang (labelled as T'ung-chiang (Lahasusu) Tong Jiang 
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Tongjiang (labelled as T'ung-chiang (Lahasusu) 同江) (1956)

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.

Tongjiang-Nizhneleninskoye railway bridge

The Tongjiang-Nizhneleninskoye railway bridge 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] Work began on the longer Russian section of the bridge in December 2016. Completion of structural link between the two sides of the bridge was completed in March 2019. [3] [4] Opening to rail traffic has been repeatedly delayed, with the December 2019 estimate being "the end of 2020", [5] and then 3rd quarter of 2021. [6]


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