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Yablonovy Range

Yablonovy Range

[yah-bluh-nuh-vee]
Yablonovy Range, mountain chain, in Transbaykalia, SE Siberian Russia. Forming part of the watershed between the Arctic and Pacific oceans, it extends c.700 mi (1,130 km) from the Mongolian border in the southwest to the Olekma River in the northeast. It is crossed by the Trans-Siberian RR at Chita. Sokhondo, c.8,230 ft (2,510 m), is the highest point.

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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