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Lesser Khingan (; russian: Малый Хинган, ''Maly Khingan'') is a mountain range in China's
Heilongjiang Heilongjiang, formerly romanized as Heilungkiang, is a province A province is almost always an administrative division within a country or state. The term derives from the ancient Roman '' provincia'', which was the major territorial and a ...

Heilongjiang
province and the adjacent parts of Russia's
Amur Oblast Amur Oblast ( rus, Аму́рская о́бласть, r=Amurskaya oblast, p=ɐˈmurskəjə ˈobləsʲtʲ) is a federal subject The federal subjects of Russia, also referred to as the subjects of the Russian Federation (russian: субъек ...

Amur Oblast
and
Jewish Autonomous Oblast The Jewish Autonomous Oblast (JAO; russian: Евре́йская автоно́мная о́бласть, ; yi, ייִדישע אװטאָנאָמע געגנט, ; )In standard Yiddish: , ''Yidishe Oytonome Gegnt'' is a federal subject The fed ...

Jewish Autonomous Oblast
.Малый Хинган
''
Great Soviet Encyclopedia 260 px, The second edition from 1950 The ''Great Soviet Encyclopedia'' (GSE; ) is one of the largest Russian-language encyclopedia An encyclopedia (American English American English (AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US), sometimes calle ...
'' in 30 vols. — Ch. ed. A.M. Prokhorov. - 3rd ed. - M. Soviet Encyclopedia, 1969-1978. (in Russian)
In Russia, the range is part of the
Khingan Nature Reserve
Khingan Nature Reserve
.


Geography

In China, the Khingan mountains are divided into the
Greater Khingan The Greater Khingan Range or Da Hinggan Range (; IPA: ), is a -long volcanic mountain range in the Inner Mongolia region of Northeast China. Geography The range extends from north to south. It is the watershed between the Nen and Songhua riv ...
and Lesser Khingan. The Lesser Khingan range runs roughly from the northwest to the southeast and separates the valley of the
Amur (Heilongjiang) River
Amur (Heilongjiang) River
from that of the
Nenjiang River The Nen River or Nenjiang (), or Nonni () is a river in Northeast China. The Nen River flows through the northern part of Heilongjiang Heilongjiang (; formerly romanized as Heilungkiang) is a province A province is almost always an adminis ...
. The mountain range then turns toward the east and north-east, entering Russia.Еврейская автономная область - Географическое положение и рельеф
/ref> The Amur/Heilongjiang, which is a border river, forms a gorge when crossing the mountain range.


See also

* *
Greater Khingan The Greater Khingan Range or Da Hinggan Range (; IPA: ), is a -long volcanic mountain range in the Inner Mongolia region of Northeast China. Geography The range extends from north to south. It is the watershed between the Nen and Songhua riv ...
*Xing'an (disambiguation), Xing'an


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* Mountain ranges of Russia Landforms of Heilongjiang Mountain ranges of Amur Oblast Landforms of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast {{FarEast-Russia-geo-stub