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Karakum Desert

- The Karakum Desert, also spelled Kara-Kum and Gara-Gum (Turkmen: Garagum, Turkmen: [ɡɑɾɑˈɡʊm]; Russian: Караку́мы;), is a desert in Central Asia. Its name means Black Sand in Turkic languages, in reference to the dark soil that lies beneath the sandy surface of much of the desert. It occupies about 70 percent, or 350,000 km², of the area of Turkmenistan. The population is sparse, with an average of one person per 6.5 km² (one person per 2.5 square miles). Rainfall is also sparse, ranging from 70…
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