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The Taebaek Mountains are a mountain range in both North and South Korea. They form the main ridge of the Korean peninsula.

The Taebaek mountains are located along the eastern edge of the peninsula and run along East Sea. Hwangnyong Mountain in North Korea (1268 meters) forms the northern end of the range. Busan lies at the southern end of the mountain range. This makes the mountain range a total length of over 500 kilometers, averaging about 1000 meters in height.

Prominent peaks of the range include Mt. Kŭmgang (1,638 m), Mt. Seorak (1,708 m), and Mt. Odae (1,563 m). To the east, the mountain range falls steeply into the sea, but to the west, there are more gentle slopes. Many spurs stretch southwest. The most important rivers of South Korea Han River and Nakdong River both originate in the Taebaek Mountains.

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  • Copyright: Infinite jang (jang) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 0 N: 32] (1300)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-12-20
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: NIKON-4300
  • Exposure: f/7.6
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-12-21 13:57
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