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Taru Desert
Nyiri Desert, also called The Nyika, Taru Desert, Taru desert, is a desert in southern Kenya. It is located east of Lake Magadi
Lake Magadi
and between Amboseli, Tsavo West and Nairobi National Parks. High proportion of Kajiado County's land area is of Nyiri Desert
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Desert
A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. The lack of vegetation exposes the unprotected surface of the ground to the processes of denudation. About one third of the land surface of the world is arid or semi-arid. This includes much of the polar regions where little precipitation occurs and which are sometimes called polar deserts or "cold deserts". Deserts can be classified by the amount of precipitation that falls, by the temperature that prevails, by the causes of desertification or by their geographical location. Deserts are formed by weathering processes as large variations in temperature between day and night put strains on the rocks which consequently break in pieces. Although rain seldom occurs in deserts, there are occasional downpours that can result in flash floods
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Cholistan Desert
The Cholistan Desert (Urdu: صحرائے چولستان‬‎; Saraki: چولستان روہی‬), also locally known as Rohi (روہی‬), sprawls 30 km (19 mi) from Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan and covers an area of 16,000 km2 (6,200 sq mi). It adjoins the Thar Desert, extending over to Sindh and into India. The word Cholistan is derived from the Turkic word chol, meaning desert. The people of Cholistan lead a semi-nomadic life, moving from one place to another in search of water and fodder for their animals. The dry bed of the Hakra River runs through the area, along which many settlements of the Indus Valley Civilization have been found. The desert also hosts an annual Jeep rally, known as Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally
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Sahara
The Sahara
Sahara
(Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى‎, aṣ-ṣaḥrāʼ al-kubrá, 'the Great Desert') is the largest hot desert and the third largest desert in the world after Antarctica
Antarctica
and the Arctic.[1] Its area of 9,200,000 square kilometres (3,600,000 sq mi)[2] is comparable to the area of China
China
or the United States. The name 'Sahara' is derived from dialectal Arabic word for "desert", ṣaḥra (صحرا /ˈsˤaħra/).[3][4][5][6] The desert comprises much of North Africa, excluding the fertile region on the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
coast, the Atlas Mountains
Atlas Mountains
of the Maghreb, and the Nile Valley
Nile Valley
in Egypt
Egypt
and Sudan
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Tanezrouft
The Tanezrouft
Tanezrouft
(Arabic: تنزروفت‎) is a natural region located along the borders of Algeria, Niger
Niger
and Mali, west of the Hoggar mountains. It is one of the most desolate parts of the Sahara Desert. Geographic features[edit] Tanezrouft
Tanezrouft
is a barren plain extending to the west of the Hoggar mountains and to the southeast of the sandy Erg Chech. It is composed of differing materials: the Tanezrouft
Tanezrouft
contains mostly sandstone deposits, whereas the Hoggar formations are metamorphic rocks.[1] The Tanezrouft's sandstone hills contain steep canyon walls, some rising to 500 meters elevation. Numerous sand dunes rise from sandy stretches, interspersed with sandstone outcrops. The terrain shows stark evidence of long-ago water erosion (when the Sahara Desert's climate was much wetter; present annual rainfall is much less than 20 mm)
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Ténéré
The Ténéré
Ténéré
(Berber: Tiniri, literally: desert, wilderness) is a desert region in the south central Sahara. It comprises a vast plain of sand stretching from northeastern Niger
Niger
into western Chad, occupying an area of over 400,000 square kilometres (150,000 sq mi). The Ténéré's boundaries are said to be the Aïr Mountains
Aïr Mountains
in the west, the Hoggar Mountains
Hoggar Mountains
in the north, the Djado Plateau
Djado Plateau
in the northeast, the Tibesti Mountains
Tibesti Mountains
in the east, and the basin of Lake Chad
Chad
in the south
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Western Desert (Egypt)
The Western Desert of Egypt is an area of the Sahara which lies west of the river Nile, up to the Libyan border, and south from the Mediterranean sea to the border with Sudan. It is named in contrast to the Eastern Desert which extends east from the Nile to Red Sea. The Western Desert is mostly rocky desert, though an area of sandy desert, known as the Great Sand Sea, lies to the west against the Libyan border. The desert covers an area of 262,800 sq miles (680,650 km2) which is two-thirds of the land area of the country.[1] Its highest elevation is 3,300 ft (1000m) in the Gilf Kebir plateau to the far south-west of the country, on the Egypt-Sudan-Libya border. The Western Desert is barren and uninhabited save for a chain of oases which extend in an arc from Siwa, in the north-west, to Kharga in the south
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Ad-Dahna Desert
The ad-Dahna Desert
Desert
is the central division of the Arabian Desert.[1] It is a corridor of sandy terrain forming a bow-like shape that connects an-Nafud desert in the north to Rub' al-Khali
Rub' al-Khali
desert in the south. Its length is more than 1,000 km siding Twaik Mountains from the east and does not exceed 80 km in width. It is also considered the geographical margin separating Al-Ahsa Province from Najd
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Arabian Desert
The Arabian Desert
Desert
is a vast desert wilderness in Western Asia. It stretches from Yemen
Yemen
to the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
and Oman
Oman
to Jordan
Jordan
and Iraq. It occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula, with an area of 2,330,000 square kilometers (900,000 sq mi). It is the fourth largest desert in the world, and the largest in Asia. At its center is the Rub'al-Khali, one of the largest continuous bodies of sand in the world. Gazelles, oryx, sand cats, and spiny-tailed lizards are just some of the desert-adapted species that survive in this extreme environment, which features everything from red dunes to deadly quicksand. The climate is mostly dry (the major part receives around 100 mm of rain per year but some very rare places receives down to 50 mm), and temperatures oscillate between very high heat and seasonal night time freezes
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Aral Karakum Desert
Aral Karakum (Kazakh: Арал қарақұмы; Russian: Приара́льские Караку́мы, IPA: [prʲɪjɐˈralʲskʲɪjə kərɐˈkumɨ]) is a desert in Kazakhstan, situated northeast of the Aral Sea. It borders on the Syr Darya river to the south. The desert covers an area of 40,000 km2 (15,000 sq mi). The landscape in the region is quite flat, with a height that varies from 55 to 118 metres (180 to 387 ft) AMSL. The dunes can reach heights of around 25 meters. The area is very dry, and the dried-out riverbeds usually only carry water during springtime, when the winter snow melts. Annual precipitation is around 120 mm (4.7 in). The winter lasts from mid-November to mid-March, with varying cloud cover and frequent fog. Mean temperature during daytime is minus 5–10 °C (41–50 °F), and at night around −25 °C (−13 °F). The lowest recorded temperature is −42 °C (−44 °F)
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Aralkum Desert
The Aralkum Desert
Desert
is a desert that has appeared since 1960 on the seabed once occupied by the Aral Sea.[1] It lies to the south and east of what remains of the Aral Sea
Aral Sea
in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
and Kazakhstan.Contents1 History 2 Airborne contaminants 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Main article: Aral Sea
Aral Sea
§ Impact on environment, economy, and public health While the level of the Aral Sea
Aral Sea
has fluctuated over its existence, the most recent level drop since the 1960s[2] was caused by the Soviet Union building massive irrigation projects in the region. The severely reduced inflow subsequently caused the water level in the Aral Sea
Aral Sea
to drop
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Badain Jaran Desert
Coordinates: 40°4′21″N 102°12′36″E / 40.07250°N 102.21000°E / 40.07250; 102.21000Badain Jaran Desert Chinese: 巴丹吉林沙漠 pinyin: Bādānjílín ShāmòDesertCountry ChinaProvinces of China Inner Mongolia
Inner Mongolia
Autonomous Region, Gansu
Gansu
Province, Ningxia
Ningxia
ProvinceLandmarks Badain Jilin Temple, Khara KhotoArea 49,000 km2 (18,919 sq mi)Biome DesertThe Badain Jaran lies in the People's Republic of China
China
as a section of the Gobi Desert.The Badain Jaran Desert
Desert
(Chinese: 巴丹吉林沙漠; pinyin: Bādānjílín Shāmò) is a desert in China
China
which spans the provinces of Gansu, Ningxia
Ningxia
and Inner Mongolia. It covers an area of 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi)
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Betpak-Dala
Betpak-Dala
Betpak-Dala
or Betpaqdala (Kazakh: Бетпақдала, from Turkic batpak, “swampy,” or Persian bedbaht, “unlucky” and Turkic dala, “plain”; Russian: Сeверная Голодная степь, lit. Hungry Steppe) is a desert region in Kazakhstan. It is located between the lower reaches of the Sarysu River, the Chu River, and Lake Balkhash. In the north, near the 46°30’ parallel, Betpak-Dala
Betpak-Dala
borders on the Kazakh melkosopochnik (area of low, rounded, isolated hills). Its area is approximately 75,000 km2. The desert is a flat, gently rolling plain with an elevation ranging from 300 to 350 m (1,000 to 1,500 feet) and a general south-western incline. Elevations are greatest in the east
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Dasht-e Kavir
Dasht-e Kavir
Dasht-e Kavir
(Persian: دشت كوير‎, lit. 'Low Plains' in classical Persian, from khwar (low), and dasht (plain), flatland), also known as Kavir-e Namak (lit. 'salty lowlands') and the Great Salt Desert, is a large desert lying in the middle of the Iranian plateau. It is about 800 km (500 mi) by 320 km (200 mi) with a total surface area of about 77,600 km2 (30,000 sq mi), making it the Earth's 26th largest desert.[1] The area of this desert stretches from the Alborz
Alborz
mountain range in the north-west to the Dasht-e Lut
Dasht-e Lut
in the south-east
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Nubian Desert
Coordinates: 20°30′N 33°00′E / 20.5°N 33°E / 20.5; 33Fragment of Nubian Desert
Desert
seen from spaceThe Nubian Desert
Desert
(Arabic: صحراء النوبة‎, Şaḩrā’ an Nūbyah) is in the eastern region of the Sahara
Sahara
Desert, spanning approximately 400,000 km² of northeastern Sudan
Sudan
between the Nile and the Red Sea. The arid region is rugged and rocky and contains some dunes, it also contains many wadis that die out before reaching the Nile. The average annual rainfall in the Nubian Desert
Desert
is less than 5 inches (125mm).[1] The native inhabitants of the area are the Nubians. The River Nile
Nile
goes through most of its cataracts while traveling through the Nubian Desert. This is right before the Great Bend of the Nile
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Dasht-e Khash
The Dasht-e Khash, also Dasht-e Khash or Dasht-e Khāsh. is a desert in Afghanistan's Nimruz Province. The desert is adjacent to the Dasht-e Margo
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