Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake

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Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake (Mongolian: Тэрхийн Цагаан нуур, romanized: Terkhiin Tsagaan nuur, [tʰirˈçin t͡sʰaˈʁaɴ nʊːr], is a fresh-water lake in the Khangai Mountains in central Mongolia, located in Tariat soum of Arkhangai province. In 670 km to the capital city Ulaanbaatar and 180 km to the center of Tariat soum.

Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake is located in Mongolia
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake
LocationKhangai Mountains
Coordinates48°10′15″N 99°43′20″E / 48.17083°N 99.72222°E / 48.17083; 99.72222Coordinates: 48°10′15″N 99°43′20″E / 48.17083°N 99.72222°E / 48.17083; 99.72222
Basin countriesMongolia
Max. length16 km (9.9 mi)
Max. width4–10 km (2.5–6.2 mi)
Surface area61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Average depth20 m (66 ft)
Surface elevation2,060 m (6,760 ft)
Official nameTerhiyn Tsagaan Nuur
Designated6 July 1998
Reference no.953[1]

The Khorgo volcano is located near the eastern end of the lake, 10 rivers join this lake and only the Suman River springs from it.[2] The lake is located in Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park. According to the joint 2022 study of Mongolia's Ministry of Environment and Tourism and World Wide Fund for Nature, the area of the lake decreased by 6.4% from 7950.0 ha in 1995 to 7440.1 ha in 2015. This resulted in reduction of wetlands areas by 23.5% and increase by 39.4% of sands and eroded lands surrounding the lake.

See alsoEdit

  • Taryatu-Chulutu
  • Тэрхийн цагаан нуур mn:Тэрхийн цагаан нуур
  • Олон улсын ач холбогдол бyхий ус, намгархаг газар: Тэрхийн цагаан нуур, 2022 (Wetlands of international importance: Terkhin tsagaan lake, 2022)
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  1. ^ "Terhiyn Tsagaan Nuur". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ Planet, Lonely. "Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur in Tariat". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2017-03-02.