The Pearl is also known as Yue Jiang . It is named after a sandy or stony island in the middle of the river called "Sea Pearl" . This island is now in the bank, due to the river's change of course.
It is formed by convergence of the Xi Jiang , the Bei Jiang , and the Dong Jiang . The river flows through the majority of Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Guizhou Provinces, and parts of Hunan and Jiangxi, forming the 409,480 km? Pearl River Basin .
A 500 -power line, suspended from three of the tallest pylons in the world, the Pylons of Pearl River Crossing, crosses the river near its mouth.
The estuary, Bocca Tigris, is regularly dredged so as to keep it open for ocean vessels.
The Pearl River is one of the world's most polluted waterways.
In the 19th century, ships used an anchorage point in the river called Second Bar.
*Humen Pearl River Bridge
Zhujiang Brewery, one of the three largest domestic breweries in China, is located on the Pearl River Delta within the city of Guangzhou.