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Qinghai Plateau

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"The Qinghai-Tibet plateau (Qinghai-Tibet Plateau) is the highest altitude plateau in China, and is called the "world roof" and "third pole". The east and northeast are connected to the west section of the Qinling Mountains and the Loess Plateau, between the north latitude 26°00′~39°47′ and the east longitude 73°19′~104°47′. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is about 2800 kilometers east and west, 300~1500 kilometers north and south, and the total area is about 2.5 million square kilometers. The topography can be divided into six parts: the North Tibetan Plateau, the South Tibetan Valley, the Qaidam Basin, the Qilian Mountains, the Qinghai Plateau and the Sichuan-Tibet Alpine Canyon Region. It includes all parts of Tibet and Qinghai, Xinjiang, Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan and parts or all of Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan. The natural history of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is extremely young, and the highest and youngest natural geographic units in the world are formed, which are closely integrated horizontal and vertical. The annual average temperature in the hinterland of the plateau is below 0℃, and the warmest monthly average temperature in large areas is less than 10℃. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is generally between 3000-5000 meters above sea level, with an average altitude of more than 4,000 meters, which is the source of many major rivers in East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The plateau lakes are numerous, there are Namco, Qinghai Lake. The Qinghai-Tibet plateau light and geothermal resources are sufficient, mineral resources mainly Cr, copper, lead, zinc, crystal and so on. The plateau permafrost is widespread, vegetation for natural grassland. The Qinghai-Tibet plateau is one of the origins of the Chinese people and one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization, and Fushi, Yan, Lieyama, Kyoko, Shijo, Kaneda and Natsuhiko, who were handed down in the history of Chinese civilization, are ancient people of the plateau. The Tibetans are the main residents of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and the Tibetan culture is the main cultural system."