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Dasht-e Kavir
Iran

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


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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Uploaded: 19/03/2010
Updated: 06/06/2014
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