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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(also Chang Tang), the northern part of the Tibetan Highlands in China. The Ch’iangt’ang is dominated by hilly plains, at an elevation of approximately 5,000 m, that are separated by ranges rising 500–1,500 m above the plains. There are stony deserts, salt bottoms, and lakes.

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