(also Ebi Nur), a brackish salt closed lake in northwestern China, the largest lake on the Dzungarian Plain. Ebi Nor is situated near the southern entrance to the Dzungarian Gates, at an elevation of 189 m. It covers an area of 1,070 sq km, although at times it shrinks to approximately 800 sq km, dividing into two bodies of water. The shores are low. Depths reach 15 m. Three main rivers flow into the lake: the Dzhergalan, Ching, and Boro-Tala.
The water level varies considerably from year to year, sometimes by as much as 5 m. On the whole the lake is in the process of shrinking; its shore terraces are situated at an elevation of 50 m. The lake freezes in the winter.