Altun Shan

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointAk Tag (6748 m/22,139 ft)
States/ProvincesXinjiang (85%), Qinghai (10%), Gansu (6%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area328,256 sq km / 126,740 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent534 km / 332 mi North-South
1,010 km / 627 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long38° 55' N; 89° 9' E
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Map of Altun Shan
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Tibet and Central ChinaLevel 2 (Parent)
         KunlunLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Altun ShanLevel 3
         Qilian ShanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Tibetan PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Tanggula ShanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Gangdisi ShanmaiLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Nyainqêntanglha ShanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Parallel Gorges AreaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         West Sichuan RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Altun Shan

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Ak Tag674822,139 
2.Sulamutag Feng624520,489 
3.Yusupu Aleketag Shan High Point606519,898 
4.Altun Shan583019,127 
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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