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Dec 19, 2005

China To Re-Measure Its Lowest Point

Those Chinese surveyors are busy. Having recently completed a new measurement of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth, they now are undertaking the job of measuring the lowest spot in China. China View reports that officials with the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regional Land Surveying and Mapping Department will re-measure Aydingkol Lake.

Located in in northwest China, the lake, which is known as, "China's Dead Sea" is the lowest point in China and the second lowest place in the world.

A 1978 measurement recorded the lake's elevation as 155 meters below sea level, though other sources cite different heights.