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Bureya (bŏrāˈä) [key], mountain range, Khabarovsk Territory, SE Russian Far East, extending into NE China as the Xiao Hinggan (Lesser Khingan) range. The site of the Bureya coal basin, it rises to c.7,150 ft (2,180 m) and yields iron and coal. The Bureya River, c.445 mi (720 km) long, rises in the N Bureya range and flows southwest to join the Amur River.

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