Stanovoy Range

Stanovoy Range

[stan-uh-voi]
Stanovoy Range, mountain range, c.450 mi (720 km) long, Russian Far East, extending E from the Olekma River; it rises to c.8,150 ft (2,480 m) at Golets Skalisty. It forms part of the border between the Sakha Republic and the Amur Region. The range is continued by the Dzhugdzhur Range, which swings north parallel to the Sea of Okhotsk. The system forms the watershed between the Lena and Amur river basins.

Stanovoy Range (Станово́й хребе́т, Chinese: 外兴安岭), or Outer Khingan Range, also spelled as Stanovoy Range, is a mountain range located in southeastern parts of the Russian Far East. About 725 km long, it runs generally east-west from the Olyokma River to the Mayar River, close to the Sea of Okhotsk, and delimits the watersheds of the Lena and Amur Rivers. Its highest point is Mount Skalisty at .

The range has many glaciers, which are the main source of the Lena River.

Although almost entirely uninhabited, the range is significant in history as the treaty definition of the border between Russia and China, in the Nerchinsk Treaty (1689).

The Yablonovy Range may be considered a southwestern extension of the Stavonoy.

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