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Taru Desert
NYIRI DESERT, also called THE NYIKA, TARU DESERT, TARUDESERT, is a desert in southern Kenya
Kenya
. It is located east of Lake Magadi and between Amboseli , Tsavo West and Nairobi National Parks. High proportion of Kajiado County
Kajiado County
's land area is of Nyiri Desert. Its aridity is caused by rain shadow of the Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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Aral Karakum Desert
ARAL KARAKUM (Kazakh : Арал қарақұмы; Russian : Приара́льские Караку́мы; IPA: ) is a desert in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
, situated northeast of the Aral Sea
Aral Sea
. It borders on the Syr Darya
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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Arabian Desert
The ARABIAN DESERT is located in Western Asia
Western Asia
. It is a vast desert wilderness stretching from Yemen
Yemen
to the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
and Oman
Oman
to Jordan
Jordan
and Iraq
Iraq
. It occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula
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
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Aralkum Desert
The ARALKUM DESERT is a desert that has appeared since 1960 on the seabed once occupied by the Aral Sea
Aral Sea
. It lies to the south and east of what remains of the Aral Sea
Aral Sea
in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
and Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Airborne contaminants * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORY 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 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; 102.21000 Badain Jaran Desert
Desert
Chinese : 巴丹吉林沙漠 pinyin : Bādānjílín Shāmò Desert COUNTRY China
China
PROVINCES OF CHINA Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region , Gansu Province , Ningxia Province LANDMARKS Badain Jilin Temple, Khara Khoto AREA 49,000 km2 (18,919 sq mi) BIOME Desert
Desert
The Badain Jaran lies in the People\'s Republic of China
China
as a section of the Gobi Desert
Desert
. The BADAIN JARAN DESERT (Chinese : 巴丹吉林沙漠; pinyin : Bādānjílín Shāmò) is a desert in China
China
which spans the provinces of Gansu
Gansu
, Ningxia
Ningxia
and Inner Mongolia
Inner Mongolia

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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
Kazakhstan
. It is located between the lower reaches of the Sarysu River , the Chu River , and Lake Balkhash
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. In the southeast, the Zhel’tau highland reaches an elevation of 974 m at Mount Dzhambul
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Ad-Dahna Desert
The AD-DAHNA DESERT is the central division of the Arabian Desert
Desert
. It is a corridor of sandy terrain forming a bow-like shape that connects an-Nafud desert in the north to 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
Najd
. Al-Dahna Desert
Desert
is therefore the string that connects the great deserts of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
. The desert is a series of seven successive deserts, separated from one another by plains. Roads pass through Al-Dahnā, linking Kuwait with Al-Zilfī and Riyadh
Riyadh
and connecting Riyadh
Riyadh
with Hasa
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Western Desert (Egypt)
The WESTERN DESERT OF EGYPT is an area of the Sahara
Sahara
which lies west of the river Nile
Nile
, up to the Libyan border, and south from the Mediterranean
Mediterranean
sea to the border with Sudan
Sudan
. It is named in contrast to the Eastern Desert
Eastern Desert
which extends east from the Nile
Nile
to Red Sea
Red Sea
. The Western Desert
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. 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
Libya
border
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Richtersveld
The RICHTERSVELD is a mountainous desert landscape characterised by rugged kloofs and high mountains, situated in the north-western corner of South Africa
South Africa
’s Northern Cape
Northern Cape
province. It is full of changing scenery from flat, sandy, coastal plains, to craggy sharp mountains of volcanic rock and the lushness of the Orange River
Orange River
, which forms the border with neighbouring Namibia
Namibia
. The area ranges in altitude from sea level, to 1,377 m (4,518 ft) at Cornellberg. Located in South Africa's northern Namaqualand , this arid area represents a harsh landscape where water is a great scarcity and only the hardiest of lifeforms survive. Despite this, the Richtersveld
Richtersveld
is regarded as the only Arid Biodiversity Hotspot on Earth, with an astonishing variety of plant, bird and animal life (much of which is endemic)
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Sahara
The SAHARA ( Arabic
Arabic
: الصحراء الكبرى‎‎, aṣ-ṣaḥrāʾ al-kubrā , 'the Greatest Desert') is the largest hot desert and the third largest desert in the world after Antarctica and the Arctic
Arctic
. Its area of 9,200,000 square kilometres (3,600,000 sq mi) is comparable to the area of China
China
or the United States
United States
. The desert comprises much of North Africa
North Africa
, excluding the fertile region on the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
coast, the Atlas Mountains
Atlas Mountains
of the Maghreb
Maghreb
, and the Nile Valley in Egypt
Egypt
and Sudan
Sudan

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Tanezrouft
The TANEZROUFT (Arabic : تنزروفت‎) is a natural region located along the borders of Algeria
Algeria
, Niger
Niger
and Mali
Mali
, west of the Hoggar mountains . It is one of the most desolate parts of the Sahara Desert . GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES 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 . 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
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Ténéré
The TéNéRé (Berber : TINIRI, literally: desert, wilderness) is a desert region in the south central Sahara
Sahara
. It comprises a vast plain of sand stretching from northeastern Niger
Niger
into western Chad
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 in the north, the Djado Plateau in the northeast, the Tibesti Mountains
Tibesti Mountains
in the east, and the basin of Lake Chad
Chad
in the south. The central part of the desert, the Erg du Bilma, is centred at approximately 17°35′N 10°55′E / 17.583°N 10.917°E / 17.583; 10.917 . It is the locus of the prehistoric Tenerian culture
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Cholistan Desert
The CHOLISTAN DESERT (Urdu : صحرائے چولِستان‎; Punjabi : صحرائے چولستان), also locally known as ROHI (روہی), sprawls 30 km (19 mi) from Bahawalpur , Punjab , Pakistan and covers an area of 26,300 km2 (10,200 sq mi). It adjoins the Thar Desert
Desert
, extending over to Sindh
Sindh
and into India
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
Indus Valley Civilization
have been found. The desert also hosts an annual Jeep rally, known as Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally . It is the biggest motor sports event in Pakistan
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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
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
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Hami Desert
The DESERT OF HAMI (Chinese : 哈密沙漠; pinyin : Hāmì Shāmò, Uyhgur : Қумул Қумлуқи) is a section of the Gobi Desert
Gobi Desert
in Xinjiang , China
China
that occupies the space between the Tian Shan
Tian Shan
system on the north and the Nan-shan Mountains on the south, and is connected on the west with the Desert of Lop . CONTENTS * 1 Przhevalsky, 1879 * 2 Futterer, 1896 * 3 Inhabitants * 4 See also * 5 References PRZHEVALSKY, 1879This classic account is that of Nikolai Przhevalsky , who crossed the desert from Hami (or Khumul ) to Suchow in the summer of 1879. The middle of the desert rises into a plateau 80 miles (130 km) across, which reaches an average elevation of 5,000 feet (1,500 m) and a maximum elevation of 5,500 feet (1,700 m)
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Gobi Desert
The GOBI DESERT (/ˈɡoʊ.bi/ ; Mongolian : Говь, govĭ, /ɢɔwʲ/ , "semidesert"; Chinese : 戈壁; pinyin : Gēbì, Xiao\'erjing : قْبِ, /kɤ˥pi˥˩/ ) is a large desert region in Asia
Asia
. It covers parts of northern and northwestern China
China
, and of southern Mongolia
Mongolia
. The desert basins of the Gobi are bounded by the Altai Mountains
Altai Mountains
and the grasslands and steppes of Mongolia
Mongolia
on the north, by the Taklamakan Desert
Desert
to the west, by the Hexi Corridor and Tibetan Plateau
Tibetan Plateau
to the southwest, and by the North China
China
Plain to the southeast. The Gobi is notable in history as part of the great Mongol Empire , and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road
Silk Road

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