Chuia Steppe

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Chuia Steppe

 

an intermontane depression in the southeastern Altai, on the upper Chuia River, situated between the Kurai Range in the north and the South Chuia Range in the south. It rises to elevations of 1,750–2,200 m and measures as much as 70 km in length and 30–40 km in width. It is composed of glacial, lake, and river deposits. Predominant in the landscape are semideserts, which are used for pasture. The Chuia Road from the USSR to Mongolia runs through Chuia Steppe.

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