The Han River in China was often referred to as Hànshǔi in antiquity. It is a left tributary of the Yangtze River with a length of 1532 km.
The Han River rises in southwestern Shaanxi and then crosses into Hubei. It merges with the Yangtze at Wuhan, a city of several million. The merging rivers divide the city of Wuhan into three areas, that of , Hankou, and Hanyang.