Hangayn Mountains

▪ mountains, Mongolia
Mongolian  Hangayn Nuruu , also called  Changai Mountains , or  Khangai Mountains 

      range in central Mongolia. It extends northwest-southeast for about 500 miles (805 km), parallels the Mongolian Altai Mountains (south), and rises to a height of 12,812 feet (3,905 m) in Otgon Tenger Peak. Most of its northern drainage flows into the Selenge River, which, with its chief tributary, the Orhon, drains into Lake Baikal in Siberia. The rivers of the steeper southern slopes end in salt lakes or disappear in the Gobi Desert.

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