The Yangtze Plain starts east of Yichang (Hubei province), China. The Middle Yangtze Plain is made up of parts of the north-eastern and south-eastern Hunan, Hubei, and north-central Jiangxi provinces, and includes the Dongting, Poyang, and Hong lakes.
The Middle-Lower Yangtze Plain stretches eastward from Mount Wu to the coast. It is made up of alluvial deposits from the Yangtze River and its tributaries. The plain is somewhat swampy, made up of a large number of lakes and rivers, making it suitable for rice growing and freshwater fish, and it is therefore known as the "land of fish and rice". The area also produces tea, silk, rapeseed, broad beans, and tangerines.
The Lower Yangtze Plain includes the Yangtze River Delta.