List of lakes of China

Lakes of China include:

Lake Province Area (km2) Water
Aibi Lake Xinjiang 36 Saline
Ailik Lake Xinjiang 50 Saline
Ayding Lake Xinjiang 176 Dried Salt Bed
Bosten Lake Xinjiang 1000 Fresh
Chaiwopu Lake Xinjiang 28 Fresh
Chang Lake Hubei 131 Fresh
Chao Lake Anhui 760 Fresh
Dabiele Lake Qinghai 7.4 Saline
Dabusun Lake Qinghai 184–334 Saline
Daye Lake Hubei 54.7 Fresh
Lake Dai Inner Mongolia 160
Dian Lake Yunnan 298 Fresh
Dagze Lake Tibet 245 Saline
Dianshan Lake Shanghai Fresh
Dongqian Lake Zhejiang 20 Fresh
Dongting Lake Hunan 2691 Fresh
East Lake Hubei 33 Fresh
Erhai Lake Yunnan 256.5 Fresh
Futou Lake Hubei 161 Fresh
Gaoyou Lake Anhui and Jiangsu 674.7 Fresh
Heaven Lake (Tianchi) Jilin and North Korea 4.9 Fresh
Hong Lake Hubei 348 Fresh
Hongze Lake Jiangsu 1663.32 Fresh
Houguan Lake Hubei Fresh
Lake Huangqi Inner Mongolia 110
Hulun Lake Inner Mongolia 2339 Fresh
Liangzi Lake Hubei 370.0 Fresh
Longgan Lake Hubei 316.2 Fresh
Lu Lake Hubei 40.2 Fresh
Lumajangdong Tibet
Lugu Lake Sichuan and Yunnan 48.5 Fresh
Luoma Lake Jiangsu Fresh
Manas Lake Xinjiang salt
Nansi Lake Shandong 1266 Fresh
Niushan Lake (part of Liangzi Lake) Hubei 57.2 Fresh
North Hulsan Lake Qinghai 0–90.4 Saline
Pangong Tso Tibet 700 Saline
Poyang Lake Jiangxi 3206.98 Fresh
Qiandao Lake Zhejiang 573 Fresh
Qinghai Lake (Koko Nor) Qinghai 4340 Saline
South Lake Hubei 5 Fresh
South Dongting Lake Hunan Fresh
South Hulsan Lake (Nanhuobuxun) Qinghai 33.41 Saline
Suli Lake (Senie) Qinghai 69-85 Saline
Lake Tai Jiangsu and Zhejiang 2537.17 Fresh
Tangxun Lake Hubei 47.6 Fresh
Tuanjie Lake Qinghai 6 Saline
West Lake Zhejiang 5.6 Fresh
West Dabusun Lake (Xidabuxun) Qinghai 0–30 Saline
Wu Lake Hubei 21.2 Fresh
Xiaobiele Lake Qinghai 6.3 Saline
Xiezuo Lake Qinghai 17 Saline
Xiliang Lake Hubei 85.2 Fresh
Xingkai Lake Heilongjiang and Russia 4070 Fresh
Ya'er Lake Hubei 18.0 Fresh
Yangcheng Lake Jiangsu 20 Fresh
Yandong Lake Hubei Fresh
Yanxi Lake Hubei 11.8 Fresh
Yezhi Lake Hubei 2.06 Fresh
Zhangdu Lake Hubei 280 Fresh
The five largest saltwater (Red ones are the largest five, orange ones are the dried ones) and fresh water lakes (Blue ones are the traditional five-large-lakes, cyan ones are those that are supposed to be in the largest five) in China

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Five Lakes (China)

The Five Lakes or Wu Hu (Chinese: 五湖; pinyin: wǔhú), is a Chinese historical and geographical concept that has been used to describe various lakes in China.

The Five Lakes most commonly refer to are five freshwater lakes in eastern and central China: Lake Tai in Jiangsu and Zhejiang, Hongze Lake in Jiangsu, Lake Chao in Anhui, Poyang Lake in Jiangxi, and Dongting Lake in Hunan.In several ancient texts, including the Rites of Zhou and Records of the Grand Historian, the term was used to describe only Lake Tai. Various sources have described other lakes as the Five Lakes. One European 19th century encyclopedia identifies West Lake in Zhejiang as one of the Five Lakes in place of Lake Chao.

Huating Lake

Huating Lake (Chinese: 花亭湖; pinyin: Huātíng Hú), also known as the Hualiangting Reservoir (花凉亭水库 Huāliángtíng Shuĭkù), is a large scale reservoir in Taihu County, Anqing City, Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, used for the purposes of flood control, hydro-electric power generation, agricultural irrigation, transport and tourism. The lake is a National Scenic Area, National 4A Tourist Attraction and demonstration site for agro-tourism.

Damming of the lake to create a reservoir began in 1958 and continued until 1962. There was then an eight-year hiatus until 1970 when construction resumed. Fundamental infrastructure was in place by 1976 and the project completed in 2001.On October 26, 2009, a 2.1 billion RMB, 23 month reinforcement program began at the reservoir.The reservoir provides irrigation for Susong County, Wangjiang County, Huaining County and the eastern part of Taihu County, a total area of some 1.05 million Chinese acres.

List of saltwater lakes of China

There are thousands of lakes in the People's Republic of China, including 945 saltwater lakes and 166 salt lakes. Salt lakes and saltwater lakes are listed down there.

The Database of Chinese Lakes provided data on China's salt lakes. Changes in water level, environment, and human activities may increase or decrease the size of each lakes over time.


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