Tangra Yumco

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Tangra Yumco
Satellite Image of Tangra Yumco.png
Satellite Image of Tangra Yumco
Coordinates 31°00′N 86°34′E / 31.000°N 86.567°E / 31.000; 86.567Coordinates: 31°00′N 86°34′E / 31.000°N 86.567°E / 31.000; 86.567
Type Endorheic, Saline, Permanent, Natural
Primary inflows Daguo Zangbu, Buzhai Zangbu
Catchment area 8,219.7 km2 (3,173.6 sq mi)
Basin countries China
Max. length 71.7 km (45 mi)
Max. width 19.4 km (12 mi)
Surface area 835.8 km2 (300 sq mi)
Surface elevation 4,528 m (14,856 ft)

Tangra Yumco (Tibetan: དྭངས་རྭ་གཡུ་མཚོWylie: dwangs rwa g.yu mtsho, Chinese: 当惹雍错) is a salt lake in Tibet, it is in the southwest of Nyima County. Tangra Yumco is 835.8 square kilometres (322.7 sq mi), with a drainage area of 8,219.7 square kilometres (3,173.6 sq mi), an elevation of 4,528 metres (14,856 ft), length 71.7 kilometres (44.6 mi) and mean width 11.65 kilometres (7.24 mi) (maximum width 19.4 metres [64 ft]).[1] It is the holy lake of the Bön believers.

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  1. ^ Sumin, Wang; Hongshen, Dou (1998). Lakes in China. Beijing: Science Press. p. 400. ISBN 7-03-006706-1.