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    Khalastin Gol (Khailaastai, Holsten River) Dornod Province Mongolia

Location
Smaller river that runs roughly east to west, flowing into the Khalkhin Gol river at the confluence. In English language sources, this river is noted as "Holsten River", an english rendering of the Mongolian name or Japanese "Ho-ro-su-te-n" in Kana.

Wartime History
This river was important during the May - September, 1939 Battle of Khalkhin Gol (Nomonhan Incident) and was the border between the northern and southern battlefields.

Denys Voaden adds:
"The Mongolian name of the river is " Khailaastai" with the long "i" in each case//. Note the two "A" letters in the middle common in Mongolian, but I had not spotted this before. With the "gol" appelation  they write "Khailaastain gol"--- genitive formation. I see that US official gazetteers and US maps (ONC F-9, TPC F-9A) do not name the Khailaastai. Some Mongolian sources use the river name, other have "Khailaastain Gol"." A Defense Mapping Agency gazetteer of 1988 has  "Haylastayn Gol". Author Kondrat'ev lists the river's name as "'Khailastyn-Gol".

Old Engineer Bridge (Koheibashi)
Crossing over the Khalastin River, roughly 14km east of the confluence with the Khalkhin Gol. To the north is Heights 747 and to south is Kobu Heights.

New Engineer Bridge (Shin-Koheibashi)
Crossing over the Khalastin River, roughly 8km east of the confluence with the Khalkhin Gol. Roughly 3km to the south is Height 742.

Reference
Nomonhan spells the river "Holsten"

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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