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Qilian Shan

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointKangze'gyai (5808 m/19,055 ft)
CountriesChina
States/ProvincesQinghai (35%), Gansu (35%), Inner Mongolia (22%), Xinjiang Uygur (8%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area709,494 sq km / 273,936 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent952 km / 591 mi North-South
1,300 km / 808 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long38° 29' N; 97° 32' E
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Qilian Shan.
Tibet and Central ChinaLevel 2 (Parent)
         KunlunLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Altun ShanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Qilian ShanLevel 3
         Central Tibetan PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Tanggula ShanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Gangdisi ShanmaiLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Nyainq√™ntanglha ShanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Parallel Gorges AreaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         West Sichuan RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Qilian Shan

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Kangze'gyai580819,055 
2.Qaidam Shan575918,894 
3.Qilian Shan554718,199 
4.Peak 5350535017,552 
5.Lenglong Ling High Point525417,238 
6.Emanan Shan High Point493016,175 
7.Nan Shan488016,010 
8.Maomao Shan407013,353 
9.Haixin Shan326610,715 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



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