Changpai Shan

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ch’angpai Shan


(in Korean, Paektu-san), a volcanic plateau in the Manchurian-Korean Mountains, situated mainly in China and partly in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea. The Ch’angpai Shan has elevations ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 m, with a maximum of 2,750 m at the volcano Pait’ou Shan. It is deeply dissected by the Yalu, Man, and Turnen rivers and their tributaries. Coniferous forests and dwarf cedar thickets grow on the plateau.

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