Khanka, Lake

Khanka, Lake
Chinese Xingkai Hu or Hsing-K'ai Hu

Lake on the boundary between Siberia and China.

Most of the lake is in Russian territory while the northern shore is in China's Heilongjiang province. It varies in area from 1,500 to 1,700 sq mi (4,000 to 4,400 sq km), and much of its shore is swampland. Its outlet is a tributary of the Ussuri River.

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lake, Asia
Russian  Ozero Khanka,  Wade-Giles romanization  Hsing-k'ai Hu,  Pinyin  Xingkai Hu,  

      shallow lake on the boundary between Siberia (Russia) and China. Most of the lakeshore is in Primorsky kray (region) of Russia; the northern shore is in Heilungkiang sheng (province), China. Much of the lake is surrounded by swampland; it varies in area from about 1,500 to 1,700 square miles (4,000 to 4,400 square km). Around the southern end is the Khanka Lowland, a rich black-earth area with some of the best soils in eastern Siberia. Lake Khanka's outlet is the Sungacha River, a tributary of the Ussuri.

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