Buir Lake

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Buir Lake
Buir Nuur in Eastern Mongolia and in China (Inner Mongolia), LandSat-7 2005-08-9 .png
Satellite image of Buir Lake
Location Dornod Province, Mongolia
Coordinates 47°48′N 117°40′E / 47.800°N 117.667°E / 47.800; 117.667Coordinates: 47°48′N 117°40′E / 47.800°N 117.667°E / 47.800; 117.667
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Designated: 22 March 2004

Buir Lake (Mongolian: Буйр нуур) is a freshwater lake in Mongolia and partly in Inner Mongolia, China. It lies within the Buir Lake Depression. Together with Hulun Lake (Dalai Lake), it gives the name to Hulun Buir steppe and region.[1]

In 1388, Ming forces under Lan Yu won a major victory over the Northern Yuan Dynasty on the Buir Lake region. Northern Yuan ruler Tögüs Temür tried to escape but was killed shortly afterwards.[2]

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  1. ^ "Translations on People's Republic of China", by United States Joint Publications Research Service
  2. ^ The Mongol empire & its legacy, by Reuven Amitai-Preiss, David Morgan, pg 293