Golmud

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;格尔木至敦煌铁路开工, ''Renmin Tielu Bao'', 2012-10-20 A planned Golmud-Korla Railway running north west from Golmud into Xinjiang province began construction in November 2014. http: www.peoplerail.com rail show-456-184719-1.html Highways *The Golmud-Lhasa highway (National Trunk Highway System), extending , is part of the 1,930-km Qinghai-Tibet highway ( China National


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Highway 109 ) connecting Xining and Lhasa. *China National Highway 215, runs north from Golmud to Dunhuang, Gansu Airport WikiPedia:Golmud Commons:Category:Golmud


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City set to become China's Salt Lake City work Alexander's Gas and Oil Connections date 28 June 2002 agency Xinhua Transportation Railway , was the last and most challenging part


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and extends, since 2006, to Lhasa in Tibet. The Tibetan Plateau is bounded on the north by a broad escarpment where the altitude drops from around . Along the escarpment is a range of mountains. In the west the Kunlun Mountains separate the plateau from the Tarim Basin. About half way across the Tarim the bounding range becomes the Altyn-Tagh and the Kunluns, by convention, continue somewhat to the south. In the 'V

' formed by this split is the western part of the Qaidam Basin. The Altyn-Tagh ends near the Dangjin pass on the Dunhuang-Golmud road. To the west are short ranges called the Danghe, Yema, Shule and Tulai Nanshans. The eastenmost range is the Qilian Mountains. The line of mountains continues east of the plateau as the Qin Mountains which separate the Ordos Region from Sichuan. North of the mountains runs the Gansu or Hexi Corridor which was the main silk-road route from

A series of mountain ranges run along the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau. In the west are the Kunlun Mountains. About half way across the Tarim basin, where the mountains begin to orient somewhat to the north, the border range becomes the Altyn-Tagh, while the Kunluns continue directly east, forming a "V". See e.g. the map in Fig. 1 in Inside the "V" are a number of endorheic basins


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''', is a county-level city in Qinghai Province, People's Republic of China, bordering Xinjiang to the northwest and the Tibet Autonomous Region to the southwest. Administrated by Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, it is the second largest city in Qinghai and the third largest in the Tibetan Plateau (after Xining and Lhasa). The population is now about 205,700.

City set to become China's Salt Lake City work Alexander's Gas and Oil Connections date 28 June 2002 agency Xinhua Transportation Railway , was the last and most challenging part

of the railway to be completed. After construction of 5 years, the first train for Lhasa left Golmud on 1 July 2006. In October 2012 construction started on the Golmud–Dunhuang Railway. It will actually branch off the Qinghai–Tibet Railway at the Yinmaxia station (Yinmaxia railway station) north of Golmud, and will cross the Qaidam Basin and the Altyn-Tagh Qilian (Qilian Mountains) system on the way to Dunhuang in the neighboring Gansu province. ref name hcp20121020>


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and the highest growth rate since 1990. The Golmud Kunlun Economic Development Zone, which consists of an area of


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of the Qaidam Basin (Qaidam) with an elevation of . Around the city there are more than 20 salt lake (salt lake (geography))s of various sizes. A large part of the county-level city of Golmud forms an exclave, separated from the rest of the county by the western "panhandle" of the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Administratively, the exclave forms the so-called Tanggula Town. Demographics In 1999, the population of the total area of Golmud

was approximately 200,000. The town had a population of 130,000, with ethnic Han Chinese comprising 90.2%. Economy Due to its location, Golmud abounds with natural resources from nearby salt lakes. Thus, industries involving salt lake chemicals have sprung up. Qarham Salt Lake to the northeast of Golmud proper boasts an area of , making it the biggest inland salt lake in the world. Qarham Salt Lake resources are estimated to be worth over 15 trillion

yuan (Renminbi). The lake is also China's largest production base for potassium, magnesium, and salt. Golmud also possesses natural gas reserves of 1 trillion m³ (35 trillion cu. ft.) plus over 50 varieties of minerals like gold, copper, jade and precious stones, lead, and zinc. Other important industries in Golmud include petrochemicals, oil refineries, and gas fields. Statistics for 2001 show that the city's nominal GDP totalled 2.213 billion yuan, a rise of 31.9% from the previous year


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yuan (Renminbi). The lake is also China's largest production base for potassium, magnesium, and salt. Golmud also possesses natural gas reserves of 1 trillion m³ (35 trillion cu. ft.) plus over 50 varieties of minerals like gold, copper, jade and precious stones, lead, and zinc. Other important industries in Golmud include petrochemicals, oil refineries, and gas fields. Statistics for 2001 show that the city's nominal GDP totalled 2.213 billion yuan, a rise of 31.9% from the previous year and the highest growth rate since 1990. The Golmud Kunlun Economic Development Zone, which consists of an area of WikiPedia:Golmud Commons:Category:Golmud

Golmud

order st s 格尔木 t 格爾木 p Gé'ěrmù w Koerhmu mon tib wylie na-gor-mo '''Golmud''' ( The name of the city derives from Mongolian, and its literal meaning in the local Western Mongolian is "Rivers".

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