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First,let me invite you to see my first post about Great Salt Desert or Dasht-e Kavir (also known as Kavir-e Namak)where is a large desert laying in the
middle of the Iranian Plateau.This is is second in this serie.

* 800 km long and 320 km wide.
* Between the provinces of Khorasan, Semnan, Tehran, Esfahan and Yazd.
* 50 °C in summer,average in January is 22 °C.
* Day and night temperatures during a year can differ
up to 70 °C.
* Rain usually falls in winter.
* Heavy storms frequently occur.

The extreme heat and many storms in Dasht-e Kavir cause extensive erosion,which makes it almost impossible to cultivate the lands.
The desert is almost uninhabited and knows little exploitation. Camel and sheep breeding and agriculture are the sources of living to the few people living on its soil.

Vegetation in the Dasht-e Kavir is adapted to the hot and arid climate as well as to the saline soil in which it is rooted. Common plant species like shrubs and grasses can only be found in some valleys and on mountain tops,and also You can find many tamarisk trees in this desert.The most widespread plant is mugwort.

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I will go on the desert serie,Hope you like the serie,
Welcome !
M

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