Khyargas Nuur

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Khyargas Lake
Khyargas-Nuur lake, Uvs aimag, Mongolia.JPG
Khyargas Lake south-east shore
Khyargas Nuur and Airag Nuur lakes, Mongolia, Landsat image, 07-28-2015.jpg
A satellite image of Lake Khyargas taken from Landsat-7. Smaller lake south of the Khyargas Lake is Airag Lake.
Location Khyargas district, Uvs Province
Coordinates 49°08′N 93°25′E / 49.133°N 93.417°E / 49.133; 93.417Coordinates: 49°08′N 93°25′E / 49.133°N 93.417°E / 49.133; 93.417
Type Endorheic
Primary inflows Zavkhan River via Airag Nuur
Primary outflows no
Basin countries Mongolia
Max. length 75 km
Max. width 31 km
Surface area 1,407 km²
Average depth 47 m
Max. depth 80 m
Water volume 66.034 km³
Residence time 54.2 years
Surface elevation 1,028.5 m
Islands one unnamed
Settlements no
Khyargas is located in Mongolia
Khyargas (Mongolia)

Khyargas Lake (Mongolian: Хяргас нуур, Hĭargas núr) is a salt lake in Khyargas district, Uvs Province, Western Mongolia.

Some sources are using different Khyargas Lake statistics values:[1]

  • Water level: 1,035.29 m
  • Surface area: 1,481.1 km²
  • Average depth: 50.7 m
  • Volume: 75.2 km³.
Water balance of Khyargas Lake[1]
(Unit of water balance: mm/year)
Surface input Surface output Groundwater
, years
Precipitation Inflow Evaporation Outflow
55.9 652.4 937.1 0 +228.8 54.2

The Khyargas Lake National Park is based on the lake. This protected area was established in 2000 and covers about 3,328 km². It also includes a freshwater Airag Lake.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "Surface Water of Mongolia", Gombo Davaa, Dambaravjaa Oyunbaatar, Michiaki Sugita
  2. ^ "Mongolia", by Jane Blunden, from Bradt Travel Guides series, 2nd edition, 2008, ISBN 1-84162-178-1, p. 372
  3. ^ "Mongolia", by Michael Kohn, 2008, ISBN 1-74104-578-9, p. 242