Böön Tsagaan Lake

Böön Tsagaan Lake (Mongolian: Бөөн Цагаан нуур, Chinese: 本查干湖) is a large saline lake in Bayakhongor province in the Gobi Desert of southern Mongolia.[1]

Boontsagaan Lake
Lake Buuntsagaan, Mongolia.jpg
Böön Tsagaan Lake taken from a commercial airliner (2006-01-30)
Boontsagaan Lake is located in Mongolia
Boontsagaan Lake
Boontsagaan Lake
LocationBayakhongor
Coordinates45°33′N 99°04′E / 45.550°N 99.067°E / 45.550; 99.067Coordinates: 45°33′N 99°04′E / 45.550°N 99.067°E / 45.550; 99.067
Basin countriesMongolia
Max. length24 km (15 mi)
Max. width11 km (6.8 mi)
Surface area252 km2 (97 sq mi)
Average depth9.3 m (31 ft)
Max. depth16 m (52 ft)
Surface elevation1,312 m (4,304 ft)
Official nameBoon Tsagaan Nuur
Designated6 July 1998
Part ofValley of the Lakes

Böön Tsagaan Lake and the nearby Taatsiin Tsagaan Lake, Adgiin Tsagaan Lake, and Orog Lake, are collectively designated a Ramsar wetland of international importance under the name "Valley of the Lakes".

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  1. ^ Komatsu, G (2001), "Paleoshoreline geomorphology of Böön Tsagaan Nuur, Tsagaan Nuur and Orog Nuur: The Valley of Lakes, Mongolia", Geomorphology, 39 (3–4): 83, doi:10.1016/S0169-555X(00)00095-7