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97/365 – Thar Desert

The Thar Desert is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent and forms a natural boundary running along the border between India and Pakistan. With an area of more than 200,000 km2, it is the world’s 9th largest subtropical desert.

 

 

It lies mostly in the Indian State of Rajasthan, and extends into the southern portion of Haryana and Punjab states and into northern Gujarat state. In Pakistan, the desert covers eastern Sindh province and the southeastern portion of Pakistan’s Punjab province. The Cholistan Desert adjoins the Thar desert spreading into Pakistani Punjab province.

Basic Facts About the Thar Desert
– 74,000 sq mi
– Also known as the Great Indian Desert
– Borders India and Pakistan
– 4000 to 10000 years old
– 2000 to 1500 BC this is a resent desert
– The home to species of cow, sheep, goats, camel, and ox.
– People grow musterd seed in the desert
– Some trees came be grown in the desert however people grow them for money
– some salt water lakes are in the desert and peole depend on them
– 7th largest desert in the world
– 1974 the Thar desert had its first bomb exploded by the people of india
– filled with brocken rocks and shifting sand dunes
– There is a significent amount of shrub vegitation
– 500 miles long by 250 miles wide
– The Thar desert is home to many plants and animals

Source:
http://thardesert.weebly.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thar_Desert

 

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