A boat on a dried-up section of Lake Hulun
|Coordinates||48°58′23″N 117°26′08″E / 48.97306°N 117.43556°ECoordinates: 48°58′23″N 117°26′08″E / 48.97306°N 117.43556°E|
|Primary inflows||Kherlen, Orshuun Gol|
|Primary outflows||Mutnaya Protoka (temporal, Ergune tributary)|
|Catchment area||33,469 km²|
|Basin countries||China, Mongolia|
|Max. length||90 km |
|Max. width||27 km |
|Surface area||2,339 km²|
|Average depth||5.7 m|
|Surface elevation||539 m|
Hulun Lake (simplified Chinese: 呼伦湖; traditional Chinese: 呼倫湖; pinyin: Hūlún Hú; Mongolian: hölön nuur Хөлөн нуур, lit. foot lake) or Dalai Lake (Mongolian: Dalai nuur Далай нуур, lit. ocean lake), is a lake in Inner Mongolia, China. It is one of the five largest freshwater lakes in all of China, covering approximately 2,339 km².
As in 1995 annual fish production was about 7,000 tons, 100 tons of shrimp, 4 kilograms of pearls, 1.5 million crayfish. The lake is also one of the key reed production areas in China.
It is a tourist destination during the summer, but during off times, the lake's visitors are few. The lake is not far from Manzhouli, which is on a major rail-line. Although there are several villages nearby, Manzhouli is the nearest city of reputable size.
- 1 2 3 LakeNet - Hulun Hu (Hulun Nur) Lake Profile
- 1 2 measured using Google Earth
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