Wugong Mountains

Wugong Mountains

▪ mountains, China
Chinese (Pinyin)  Wugong Shan  or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  Wu-kung Shan 

      mountain range, chiefly in west-central Jiangxi (Kiangsi) province, southeastern China, forming a part of the frontier area between Jiangxi and Hunan provinces. The range is about 80 miles (130 km) long and crosses the provincial border along a southwest-northeast axis from Chaling in Hunan to near Yichun in Jiangxi, being separated from the Jiuling Mountains farther north by the valley linking Zhuzhou and Yichun. The southwestern section is the highest part of the range, with average elevations of 5,000 feet (1,500 metres). The main peaks are Mount Wugong, at 6,293 feet (1,918 metres), and Mount Taiping, at 5,695 feet (1,736 metres), on the provincial border. To the east, the range is lower and divides into three more or less parallel ranges, the Chen Mountains, the Wugong Mountains proper, and the Yunxiao Mountains. The range forms the principal watershed between the Gan River system in Jiangxi and the Mi River and Lu River tributaries of the Xiang River in Hunan. The area is heavily forested and produces large quantities of pine and cedar. On its northwestern flank are coal mines at Pingxiang; other coal deposits are worked at Tianhe, on the southeastern side.

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