South Dongting Lake

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South Dongting Lake (Chinese: 南洞庭湖), also known as The pearl of the Yangtze River,[1] is a large freshwater lake located in the north of the province of Hunan, China, in the Dongting Lake region. The South Dongting Lake occupies approximately one-eighth of the total combined area of all wetlands in the world.[2] The lake is internationally regarded as an important wetland.[citation needed]


South Dongting Lake is located in the southwest of Dongting Lake, with an area of 1680 square kilometers. It has the characteristics of wetland with water immersion as lake and water falling as oasis.[3]


  1. ^ "South Dongting Lake, The pearl of the Yangtze River Guangming Daily. 2018-08-15 .
  2. ^ He Ping; Wang Baozhong "Landscape ecological assessment and eco-tourism development in the South Dongting Lake Wetland, China Journal of Environmental Sciences, China. 2003. iOS press. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "Brief Introduction of South Dongting Lake 2016-07-07.