Synonyms of 'Deserts'
ArabianAtacamaDasht-i-Lut or Dasht-e-Luta desert plateau in central and E central Iran Death Valleya desert valley in E California and W Nevada: the lowest, hottest, and driest area of the US. Lowest point: 86 m (282 ft) below sea level. Area: about 3885 sq km (1500 sq miles) GibsonGobia desert in E Asia, mostly in Mongolia and the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of China: sometimes considered to include all the arid regions east of the Pamirs and north of the plateau of Tibet and the Great Wall of China: one of the largest deserts in the world. Length: about 1600 km (1000 miles). Width: about 1000 km (625 miles). Average height: 900 m (3000 ft) Great SandyGreat VictoriaKalaharidesert plateau in S Africa, mostly in Botswana: c. 350,000 sq mi (906,497 sq km) Kara Kuma desert in Turkmenistan, covering most of the country: extensive areas now irrigated. Area: about 300 000 sq km (120 000 sq miles) Kyzyl Kuma desert in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan LibyanMohave or MojaveNubianRub'al KhaliSaharaa desert in N Africa, extending from the Atlantic to the Red Sea and from the Mediterranean to central Mali, Niger, Chad, and the Sudan: the largest desert in the world, occupying over a quarter of Africa; rises to over 3300 m (11 000 ft) in the central mountain system of the Ahaggar and Tibesti massifs; large reserves of iron ore, oil, and natural gas. Area: 9 100 000 sq km (3 500 000 sq miles). Average annual rainfall: less than 254 mm (10 in.). Highest recorded temperature: 58°C (136.4°F) Taklimakan ShamaThar ▷ See desert
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