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Dasht-e Kavir
Iran

The Dasht-e Kavir, also known as "Kavir-e Namak" or the "Great Salt Desert" is a large desert lying in the middle of the Iranian plateau. It is about 800 kilometers long and 320 kilometers wide.


The area of this desert stretches from the Alborz mountain range in the north-west to the Dasht-e Lut ("Emptiness Desert") in the south-east and is partitioned between the Iranian provinces of Khorasan, Semnan, Tehran, Isfahan and Yazd. It is named after the salt marshes (kavirs) located there.

The Dasht-e Kavir's climate is almost rainless. Temperatures can reach 50 °C in the summer.

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Copyright: Ramin Dehdashti
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Taken: 18/02/2010
Uploaded: 23/02/2010
Updated: 06/06/2014
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