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Błędów Desert (Polish: Pustynia Błędowska) is a desert between Klucze and Dąbrowa Górnicza (Poland / European Union). Area 32 km˛.

The Bledowska Desert is Poland's largest - and until recently the largest in Central Europe - accumulation of loose sand away from any sea, created thousands of years ago by a melting glacier. The specific geological structure has been of big importance -the average thickness of the sand layer is about 40 meters (maximum 70 meters), which made the fast and deep drainage very easy. In the recent years the desert has started to shrink. The phenomenon of mirages has been known to exist there.[citation needed]

During the Second World War the desert was used by the German Afrika Korps for training and testing for equipment before deployment in Africa.

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