Baikal Mountains

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Baikal Mountains
Байкальский хребет
Baikal south.jpg
The mountains and lake in the summer, as seen from Bolshiye Koty on the southwest shore
Highest point
PeakChersky Mountain
Elevation2,572 m (8,438 ft)
Baikal Mountains is located in Russia
Baikal Mountains
Range coordinates54°00′N 108°00′E / 54.000°N 108.000°E / 54.000; 108.000Coordinates: 54°00′N 108°00′E / 54.000°N 108.000°E / 54.000; 108.000

The Baikal Mountains or Baikal Range (Russian: Байкальский хребет, Bajkaljskij hrebet; Russian Buryat: Байгалай дабаан, Baigalai dabaan) rise steeply over the northwestern shore of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia, Russia.[1] The Central Siberian Plateau is bounded on the south by the Eastern Sayan Mountains and the Baikal Mountains.

The Baikal Mountains are the origin of the Lena River. The mountains around Lake Baikal are densely wooded with Grey Alder, Eurasian Aspen, Downy Birch, Siberian Larch, Siberian Fir, Scots Pine, and Siberian Spruce.[2]

Its highest peak is the Chersky Mountain (2,572 m) named after the Polish explorer, Jan Czerski.


  1. ^ "Biakado-Lensky". Center for Nature Conservation - Wild Russia. Archived from the original on 28 September 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-23.
  2. ^ "Images of the Baikal from various sources". Retrieved 2006-10-23.

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