The Xia Dynasty began on the yellow river originating from agricultural villages. Though the yellow or Huang He river was good for agricultural purposes it also proved to be very dangerous because it would often flood or randomly change course killing hundreds or even thousands of people. The Huang He was the western and southern border of the dynasty and grasslands to the east and north. Its surroundings promoted agricultural growth and the settlement of cities like yangcheng their capital city. At the dynasty extent the borders pushed south and east of the yellow river and spread east ward toward the yellow sea. The geography of the dynasty greatly encouraged its growth and prosperity.
The Geographical aspects of the Xia
This image pictates the focal point of the Xia dynasty but the actual influence of the dynasty spread further than the borders did.