Bayan Har Mountains

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Bayan Har Mountains
Simplified Chinese 巴颜喀拉山脉[a]

The Bayan Har Mountains (Chinese: 巴颜喀拉山; Mongolian: Баянхар уул, Bayanhar ūl, meaning "rich black" ), formerly known as the Bayen-káras,[2] are a mountain range in Qinghai Province, China. It can be viewed as one of the branches of the Kunlun Mountains. It separates the drainage areas of the Yellow River and the Yangtze rivers. The source of the Yellow River is in the basin of Yueguzonglie, which is located in the northern part of the range.[3]


  1. ^ Formerly also 巴颜喀喇山脉.[1]


  1. ^ p. 628.
  2. ^ "China" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed. 1878.
  3. ^ "The source of the Yellow River" Archived November 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Yellow River Conservancy Commission.

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Coordinates: 34°42′N 98°13′E / 34.700°N 98.217°E / 34.700; 98.217