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Baekdu/Changbai Mountain
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Baekdu/Changbai Mountain volcano, April 2003
Highest point
Elevation 2,744 metres (9,003 ft)
Geography
Location Ryanggang, (North Korea)
Jilin, (China)
Geology
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 1903

Baekdu Mountain or Changbai Mountain is a volcano on the border between North Korea and China. This mountain is 54.5% in North Korean territory, 45.5% in China. The Korean name is Baekdu-san. It is means White head mountain. The China name is Changbai-shan. It is means Snow piles up on the large mountain.

Baekdu has large crater lake, It is called Heaven Lake. Koreans call it "Cheon-ji" lake, Chinese called "tiandi" lake. It is 2,744 metres above sea level. The Beijing Olympic torch was lit on Baekdu/Changbai Mountain. Heaven Lake is the caldera made by a gigantic eruption in 969 AD (± 20 years).


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