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Changbai

Changbai or Changpai (both: chängˈbĪˈ) [key], mountain range, largely in NE China and partly in North Korea; Baitou Shan (9,003 ft/2,744 m) is the highest peak. The Changbai range is economically important for timber and coal deposits. The Yalu, Tumen, and Songhua rivers rise there.

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