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Lake Uvs Nuur in Large Basin in Mongolia

50.2N 92.6E

August 10th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Mongolia and Russia - July 30th, 2010

Lake Uvs Nuur is a highly saline lake in the Uvs Nuur Basin, an endorheic basin located mostly in Mongolia with a small part in Russia. It is the largest lake in Mongolia by surface area, covering 3,350 kmĀ² at 759 m above sea level. In the full image, swirls of sediments can be seen entering the lake from a rivermouth on its east shores.

The northeastern tip of the lake is situated in the Tuva Republic of the Russian Federation. A range of snow-capped mountains can be observed north of the lake, across the Russian border. In contrast to the green mountainous areas to the north, most of the land to the south in Mongolia appears flat and dry.

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