Changbaishan

Biosphere Reserve Information

China

1979

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The Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve is located in the northeast of China on the border with the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea. The topography is composed of a basalt platform, basalt slope highlands and cone-like volcanoes. Craters produced in the distant past now form lakes, which are surrounded by sixteen mountains. The highest peak, Mount ChangBai, rises 2,691 metres above sea level; at its summit can be found Heavenly Lake, hot springs and a waterfall. Small volcanoes stretch from the northwest to the southeast, and delineate the border of the reserve.

Administrative Authorities

The Forest Ministry of the People’s Republic of China, the Forest Department of Jilin Province, and the ChangBai Mt. National Nature Protective and Administrative Bureau

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

N/A

(+86) 433 5710170

Fax

(+86) 433 5710170

E-mail

Website

Location

Latitude

41°41'49''N - 42°51'18''N 

Longitude

127°42'55''E - 128°16'48''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

196,465

Core Area

139,680

Buffer Area

20,984

Transition Area

35,800

Map

Last updated: 2015

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