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TRANSBAIKAL, TRANS-BAIKAL, TRANSBAIKALIA (Russian : Забайка́лье, tr. Zabaykalye, IPA: ), or DAURIA (Даурия, Dauriya) is a mountainous region to the east of or "beyond" (trans-) Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal
in Russia
Russia
.

The steppe and wetland landscapes of Dauria
Dauria
are protected by the Daurian Nature Reserve
Daurian Nature Reserve
, which forms part of a World Heritage Site named "The Landscapes of Dauria".

CONTENTS

* 1 Etymology and history * 2 Fauna and flora * 3 Geography * 4 References * 5 External links

ETYMOLOGY AND HISTORY

The oldest building in the region is the Dormition Church, built 8 km from Nerchinsk
Nerchinsk
in 1706-12.

The alternative name, Dauria
Dauria
, is derived from the ethnonym of the Daur people. It stretches for almost 1,000 km from north to south from the Patomskoye Plateau and North Baikal Plateau to the Russian state border. The Transbaikal
Transbaikal
region covers more than 1,000 km from west to east from Baikal to the meridian of the confluence of the Shilka and Argun Rivers .

In Imperial Russia
Russia
, Dauria