Böön Tsagaan Lake

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Böön Tsagaan Lake
Lake Buuntsagaan, Mongolia.jpg
Böön Tsagaan Lake taken from a commercial airliner (2006-01-30)
Location Bayakhongor
Coordinates 45°33′N 99°04′E / 45.550°N 99.067°E / 45.550; 99.067Coordinates: 45°33′N 99°04′E / 45.550°N 99.067°E / 45.550; 99.067
Basin countries Mongolia
Max. length 24 km (15 mi)
Max. width 11 km (6.8 mi)
Surface area 252 km2 (97 sq mi)
Average depth 9.3 m (31 ft)
Max. depth 16 m (52 ft)
Surface elevation 1,312 m (4,304 ft)
Official name Boon Tsagaan Nuur
Designated 6 July 1998
Part of Valley of the Lakes

Böön Tsagaan Lake (Mongolian: Бөөн Цагаан нуур) is a large saline lake in Bayakhongor province in the Gobi Desert of southern Mongolia.[1]

Böön Tsagaan Lake and the nearby Taatsiin Tsagaan Lake, Adgiin Tsagaan Lake, and Orog Lake, are collectively designated a Ramsar wetland of international importance under the name "Valley of the Lakes".

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  1. ^ Komatsu, G (2001), "Paleoshoreline geomorphology of Böön Tsagaan Nuur, Tsagaan Nuur and Orog Nuur: The Valley of Lakes, Mongolia", Geomorphology, 39 (3–4): 83, doi:10.1016/S0169-555X(00)00095-7