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Encyclopedia > Baikal Mountains

Baikal Mountains rise steeply over the northwestern shore of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia, Russia.[1] East of the Western Siberian Plain is the Central Siberian Plateau, bounded on the south by the Eastern Sayan Mountains and the Baikal Mountains. On the north the land descends to the North Siberian Lowland. These mountains, including the Baikal Mountains, are the line dividing Russia into Asian and European sections.[2] The Baikal Mountains are the origin of the Lena River, south of the Central Siberian Plateau. The mountains around Lake Baikal are densely wooded with alder, aspen, birch, larch, Siberian fir, pine, spruce and scotch pine.[3] The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Siberian Federal District (dark red) and the broadest definition of Siberia (red) Siberia (Russian: , Sibir’; Tatar: Seber) is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting almost all of Northern Asia. ... The Central Siberian Plateau (ru: Среднесиби́рское плоского́рье) is a part of Siberia. ... The Sayan Mountains (Russian, Sayanskiy Khrebet) is a mountain range in southern Siberia, Asia, forming the eastern continuation of the Sailughem or Altay range, stretching from 89° E to 106° E. Orographically they are the N border-ridge of the plateau of NW Mongolia, and separate that region from Siberia. ... The Lena River (Russian: Ле́на) in Siberia is the 10th longest river in the world and has the 9th largest watershed. ... The Central Siberian Plateau (ru: Среднесиби́рское плоского́рье) is a part of Siberia. ...


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  1. ^ Biakado-Lensky. Center for Nature Conservation - Wild Russia. Retrieved on 2006-10-23.
  2. ^ Russia - Geography. Retrieved on 2006-10-23.
  3. ^ Images of the Baikal from various sources. Retrieved on 2006-10-23.

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