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With an incomprehensible quantity of concrete used in it, the world's largest dam proudly stands on China's Yangtze River. It is a hydroelectric dam situated in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China. The dam has increased the shipping capacity of Yangtze river in addition to power generation. Some facts are as follows,
Name: Three Gorges Dam, China (长江三峡水利枢纽工程)
Completion of dam body: 2006
Total capacity 39.3 km3
Time to build: 17 years
Cost to build: $22 billion
No. of main turbines: 32
Total power generation capacity: 22,500 MW

World's Largest Dam: Three Gorges Dam, China (长江三峡水利枢纽工程)
World's Largest Dam: Three Gorges Dam, China (长江三峡水利枢纽工程)
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