Yellow Sea on the World Map
The Yellow Sea Map illustrates its location on the world map; however, for better clarity map of Yellow sea has been shown in satellite view. Yellow sea is marginal part of Pacific Ocean and located
between mainland of China and the Korean Peninsula. In south of Yellow Sea East China Sea lies and in the northern side Bohai Sea and Korea Bay lie.
The name of yellow sea is quite meaningful; it is named Yellow because of the Yellow River (Huang Ho) and storms carry yellow sand particles from the Gobi desert to this water region hence the color of water changed golden yellow. Besides, Yellow sea is also known as Hwang Hai.
With an area of 380,000 sq km, Yellow sea extends about 960 km from north to south and about 700 km from east to west. Average depth of Yellow sea is merely 44 meters but maximum it measures about 152 meters below sea level. Some of the important islands in the Yellow sea are - Anmado, Baengnyeong, Deokjeokdo, Wando, Jeju-do, Muuido etc.
Yellow River on the World Map
Hwang Ho or Huang He, more commonly known as Yellow River is the second largest river of China after Yangtze River. With the length of 5,464 km, it flows through nine provinces of China before debouching into Bohai Sea. On the Yellow River map, you can clearly visualize the course of this river from the origination point i.e. Bayan Har Mountains to the ending point i.e. Bohai Sea.
Historically, Yellow river is very important and more popularly known as the cradle of Chinese civilization. The reason behind this is - the archaic Chinese civilization had been flourished at the bank of Yellow River. On the contrary, with the passage of time same river more famed with the name of China's Sorrow and Scourge of the Sons of Han because of frequent flooding phenomena. Moreover, Yellow river is notable because large amount of silt that it carries every year from Loess Plateau.