Qinghai Hu

Qinghai Hu chĭng´hī´ ho͞o [key] or Koko Nor kōkō nōr [key], salt lake, c.1,625 sq mi (4,210 sq km), in the Tibetan highlands, NE Qinghai prov., China one of the largest lakes in China. At an altitude of 10,515 ft (3,205 m), it is shallow and brackish and of little economic value.

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