Daba Mountains

Dabashan
The Daba Mountains, also known by their Chinese name as the Dabashan, are a mountain range in Central China between the watersheds of the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers.wikipedia
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Sichuan

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Part of the larger Qinling mountain range, it cuts through four provinces: Sichuan, Chongqing, Shaanxi, and Hubei.
Sichuan (alternatively romanized as Szechuan or Szechwan) is a landlocked province in Southwest China occupying most of the Sichuan Basin and the easternmost part of the Tibetan Plateau between the Jinsha River on the west, the Daba Mountains in the north, and the Yungui Plateau to the south.

Chongqing

ChungkingChongqing MunicipalityChongqing, China
Part of the larger Qinling mountain range, it cuts through four provinces: Sichuan, Chongqing, Shaanxi, and Hubei.
The Daba Mountains stand in the north, the Wu Mountains in the east, the Wuling Mountains in the southeast, and the Dalou Mountains in the south.

Sichuan Basin

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The southern slope of the Daba Mountains drains into the Sichuan Basin or directly into the Yangtze via short streams that flow into the river in the Three Gorges area, such as the Shen Nong Stream. In the southeast, the Daba Mountains are joined to the Wu Mountains, which block the Yangtze's flow out of the Sichuan Basin.
Lastly, the Sichuan Basin is separated from the traditional heartland of China to the east and northeast by the Wu Mountains and Daba Mountains.

Hubei

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Part of the larger Qinling mountain range, it cuts through four provinces: Sichuan, Chongqing, Shaanxi, and Hubei.
The Jianghan Plain takes up most of central and southern Hubei, while the west and the peripheries are more mountainous, with ranges such as the Wudang Mountains, the Jing Mountains, the Daba Mountains, and the Wu Mountains (in rough north-to-south order).

Han River (Hubei)

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The northern side drains into the Han River, a major tributary of the Yangtze, which, however, does not join the Yangtze until some hundreds kilometers to the east (in Wuhan).
Its highland valley—known as the Qinba Laolin—divides and is protected by the Qinling or Qin Mountains to its north and the Dabashan or Daba Mountains to its south.

Shennongjia

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The mountains of Shennongjia are often considered the easternmost section of the Daba Range. The Daba Mountains' highest points are in the Shennongjia massif in Shennongjia Forest District.
Shennongjia Forestry District is named after the Shennongjia mountainous massif, which is usually considered to be the eastern (and the highest) section of the Daba Mountains (Daba Shan).

Jing Mountains

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In the east, the small Jingshan Range (in the southern part of the Xiangyang Prefecture) can be viewed as the extreme extension of the Daba Mountains.
The Jingshan Mountains can be thought of as the easternmost extension of the Daba Mountains, separating the basin of the Han River (a tributary of the Yangtze) in the north from the rest of the Yangtze basin (in the south).

Wudang Mountains

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In the northeast, the Wudang Mountains are nearby; some authors even consider them a "branch" of the Daba Mountains.
Some consider the Wudang Mountains to be a "branch" of the Daba Mountains range, which is a major mountain system of the western Hubei, Shaanxi, Chongqing and Sichuan.

Daba Mountains evergreen forests

The natural landscape of the region, the Daba Mountains evergreen forests, is listed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as one of the world's 200 ecoregions that should be a priority for conservation.
The Daba Mountains evergreen forests are a Global 200 endangered ecoregion located on the Daba Mountains in China.

Hanzhong

Hanzhong CommanderyHanHanchung
In the rural counties of southern Hanzhong, in Shaanxi Province, there is a large area of karst with some of the largest sinkholes in the world, known as the Shaanxi tiankeng cluster or "Hanzhong tiankeng group".
The Daba Mountains rise to the south of the city.

Sinkhole

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In the rural counties of southern Hanzhong, in Shaanxi Province, there is a large area of karst with some of the largest sinkholes in the world, known as the Shaanxi tiankeng cluster or "Hanzhong tiankeng group".

Chinese language

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The Daba Mountains, also known by their Chinese name as the Dabashan, are a mountain range in Central China between the watersheds of the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers.

Yellow River

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The Daba Mountains, also known by their Chinese name as the Dabashan, are a mountain range in Central China between the watersheds of the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers.

Yangtze

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The Daba Mountains, also known by their Chinese name as the Dabashan, are a mountain range in Central China between the watersheds of the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers.

Qinling

Qin MountainsQinling MountainsQinling Range
Part of the larger Qinling mountain range, it cuts through four provinces: Sichuan, Chongqing, Shaanxi, and Hubei.

Shaanxi

Shaanxi ProvinceShensiShǎnxī
Part of the larger Qinling mountain range, it cuts through four provinces: Sichuan, Chongqing, Shaanxi, and Hubei.

Three Gorges

Yangtze GorgesThree Gorges of the Yangtze RiverChangjiang Sanxia National Park
The southern slope of the Daba Mountains drains into the Sichuan Basin or directly into the Yangtze via short streams that flow into the river in the Three Gorges area, such as the Shen Nong Stream.

Shennong Stream

Shen Nong StreamShen Nong Gorge
The southern slope of the Daba Mountains drains into the Sichuan Basin or directly into the Yangtze via short streams that flow into the river in the Three Gorges area, such as the Shen Nong Stream.

Wuhan

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The northern side drains into the Han River, a major tributary of the Yangtze, which, however, does not join the Yangtze until some hundreds kilometers to the east (in Wuhan).

Massif

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The Daba Mountains' highest points are in the Shennongjia massif in Shennongjia Forest District.

Muyu, Hubei

Muyu
The three tallest peaks, located west of Muyu town, are Shennong Deng ("Shennong Peak", 3105 m elevation), Da Shennongjia ("Great Shennongjia", 3052 m), and Xiao Shennongjia ("Lesser Shennongjia", 3005 m, on the district's border with Badong County).

Badong County

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The three tallest peaks, located west of Muyu town, are Shennong Deng ("Shennong Peak", 3105 m elevation), Da Shennongjia ("Great Shennongjia", 3052 m), and Xiao Shennongjia ("Lesser Shennongjia", 3005 m, on the district's border with Badong County).

Wu Gorge

Wu MountainsMount WushanMount Wu
In the southeast, the Daba Mountains are joined to the Wu Mountains, which block the Yangtze's flow out of the Sichuan Basin.

Xiangyang

XiangfanXiangyang CommanderyXiangyang, Hubei
In the east, the small Jingshan Range (in the southern part of the Xiangyang Prefecture) can be viewed as the extreme extension of the Daba Mountains.

Karst

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In the rural counties of southern Hanzhong, in Shaanxi Province, there is a large area of karst with some of the largest sinkholes in the world, known as the Shaanxi tiankeng cluster or "Hanzhong tiankeng group".