Karakum Desert

Karakum <<KAHR uh KOOM>> is a big desert that occupies most of Turkmenistan. Karakum covers one hundred thirty five,000 sq. miles (350,000 sq. kilometers).It consists of flat clay plains, salt basins, and sand mounds. Brief-lived bushes and grassy crops sprout within the spring.

Wildlife consists of antelopes, wolves, wildcats, snakes, lizards, tarantulas, scorpions, and numerous rodents. There are sufficient grasses and different crops to permit sheep, goats, and camels to seek out meals all year long.Farmers develop crops in irrigated oases alongside rivers. The 850-mile (1,350-kilometer) Karakum Canal is likely one of the world’s largest irrigation methods. Karakum has deposits of pure fuel, oil, and different minerals.

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