Junggar Basin

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Junggar Basin

Situated between the Tianshan and Altay mountains in north Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, it is the second largest basin in China, covering 380,000 square km. With its base averaging 200-1,000 meters above sea level, the basin has a terrain descending from the east to the west, with its central part covered with grasslands and deserts. It abounds in coal and oil reserves.