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Chany(chənē`), saltwater lake, 1,280 sq mi (3,315 sq km), S Siberian Russia, in the Baraba Steppe, centered among the towns of Bulgar, Barabinsk, and Kupino.
an urban-type settlement and the administrative center of Chany Raion, Novosibirsk Oblast, RSFSR. Chany is located on the Baraba Steppe and has a railroad station on the Omsk-Novosibirsk line, 402 km west of Novosibirsk. Industry is represented by a butter combine, a meat-packing plant, and a brickyard.
a closed salt lake on the Baraba Steppe, in Novosibirsk Oblast, RSFSR. Lake Chany is at an elevation of 106 m, and its area ranges from 1,990 to 2,600 sq km, depending on seasonal and annual fluctuations in the water level. The average depth is 2.2 m, and the maximum depth is approximately 10 m. The shoreline is highly irregular, and there are many long and narrow islands that are oriented in a northeast-southwest direction. The lake is joined with Lake Maloe Chany by a channel. Lake Chany is fed mainly by snow, and the water level varies by approximately 3 m. The lake freezes over in the second half of October or the first half of November, and the ice breaks up in May. There is local navigation. Fish caught in the lake include Siberian roach, pike, Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis), crucian carp, and the carp Cyprinus carpio.