Shantung Mountains

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Shantung Mountains

 

mountains, in East China, in Shantung Province. The Shantung Mountains extend, with breaks, for more than 500 km and rise to 1,524 m. They are composed of Archean schists and granites, as well as of Lower Paleozoic sedimentary rocks. They are strongly dissected by deep tectonic valleys; normal faults have developed. The region has stands of oak forest and shrub thickets.

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