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Snow-Capped Dome of Baekdu Mountain, North Korea and China

42.0N 128.0E

June 9th, 2011 Category: Volcanoes

China and North Korea - May 23rd, 2011

The snow-capped dome just northeast of the image center is Baekdu Mountain, also known as Changbai Mountain in China, a volcanic mountain on the border between North Korea and China.

At 2744 m, it is the highest mountain of the Changbai mountain range to the north and Baekdudaegan mountain range to the south. It is also the highest mountain on the Korean peninsula and Manchuria.

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