Ulungur Lake is located in Fuhai County, Xinjiang, China. With an area of 1,036 square kilometers, the lake is one of China's ten largest freshwater lakes. Its main tributary is the Ulungur River. It is an endorheic lake, though the Irtysh River flows towards the Arctic Ocean less than 4 km away to the northeast. Along with Bosten Lake, Ulungur Lake is one of the two most important fishing lakes in Xinjiang. The main fish species in the lake are the common bream, Siberian dace, and the European perch. The annual fish catch Ulungur Lake reached a record value of 4,500 tons in 1971. During the winter, ice fishing is carried out on the lake.[Photo/IC]
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