Tong Tso

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Tong Tso
Coordinates 32°10′N84°44′E / 32.167°N 84.733°E / 32.167; 84.733 Coordinates: 32°10′N84°44′E / 32.167°N 84.733°E / 32.167; 84.733
Type Salt lake
Basin  countries China
Max. length13.8 km (9 mi)
Max. width8.6 km (5 mi)
Surface area87.7 km2 (0 sq mi)
Surface elevation4,396 m (14,423 ft)
Settlements Dongco

Tong Tso (Tibetan : སྟོང་མཚོ, Wylie : stong mtsho) or Dong Co (Chinese :洞错; pinyin :Dòng Cuò)is a plateau lake in Gêrzê County, Tibet Autonomous Region, southwest of China. The name of lake means "Desolate Lake" in Standard Tibetan. The lake has a total area of about 87.7 square kilometers. Lying at an elevation of 4,396 metres, it is dotted with two islands. [1]



  1. Sumin, Wang; Hongshen, Dou (1998). Lakes in China. Beijing: Science Press. p. 420. ISBN   7-03-006706-1.

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