Spanggur Tso on the disputed border between China and India
|Location||Rutog County, Tibet Autonomous Region, China|
|Max. length||20.9 km (13.0 mi)|
|Max. width||Max 4.5 km (2.8 mi) average 2.95 km (1.83 mi)|
|Surface area||61.6 km2 (23.8 sq mi)|
|Surface elevation||4,305 metres (14,124 ft)|
The Spanggur Tso (lake), also called Maindung Co or Mandong Cuo (Chinese: 曼冬错), is a saltwater lake in western Tibet Autonomous Region, China. To the west of the lake lies the Spanggur Gap, and to the north is the Pangong Tso. The lake is at an elevation of 4305 meters, and has an area of 61.6 square kilometers. The lake's average annual temperature is around -4 to -2 ℃, and the annual precipitation is 50 to 75 mm. The western portion of the lake is in the Aksai Chin region that's controlled by China but claimed by India.
- Kavic, Lorne J. (1967). India's Quest for Security. University of California Press.