The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a lake in northwestern China, in the intermontane desert depression of the eastern Tien-Shan. Area, 140 sq km. The shores of Lake Bar Kol form a marshy area of 250 sq km. The lake is saline.
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