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Encyclopedia > Taihang Mountains

The Taihang Mountains (太行山) are a mountain range running down the eastern edge of the Loess Plateau. Extending 400 km from north to south, the range has an average elevation of 1,500 to 2,000 metres. The main peak is Xiao Wutaishan (2,882 metres). The Loess Plateau is a plateau that covers an area of some 640,000 km² in the upper and middle parts of Chinas Yellow River. ...

The name of Shanxi Province, meaning "west of the mountains", derives from its location west of the Taihang Mountains. Shanxi (Chinese: 山西; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shan-hsi; Postal System Pinyin: Shansi) is a northern province of the Peoples Republic of China. ...

See also

Cangyan Shan

External links

  • A Walk in the Taihang Mountains
  • Life in the Taihang Mountains

  Results from FactBites:
CHINA FACTS & FIGURES 2002 - china.org.cn (381 words)
Kunlun Mountains: Extends 2,500 km from the Pamirs Plateau in the west to the northwest of Sichuan Province, with an average elevation of 5,000 to 7,000 meters.
Greater Hinggan Mountains: Extends 1,000 km from Mohe of Heilongjiang Province in the north to the upper reaches of Laoha River in the south, with an average elevation of 1,500 meters.
Hengduan Mountains: Situated at the juncture of Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan in the southeast of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with an average elevation of 2,000 to 6,000 meters.
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