- Kyzyl Kum
The Kyzyl Kum ( _uz. Qizilqum, _kk. Қызылқұм), also called Qyzylqum, is the 11th largest
desertin the world. Its name means "red sand" in both Uzbek and Kazakh. It is located in Central Asiain the doabbetween the rivers Amu Daryaand Syr Darya, and is divided between Kazakhstan, Uzbekistanand (partly) Turkmenistan. It covers about 298,000 km² (approximately 115,000 sq mi).
The territory consists mainly of an extensive plain at an altitude up to 300 m (about 1000 feet) above
sea level, with a number of the depressions and highlands ( Sultanuizdag, Bukantau). Most of the area is covered with sand-dunes ( barchans); in the North-West large areas are covered with takirs (clay coatings); there are also some oases. There are agricultural settlements along the rivers and in the oases.
Desert fauna include occasinal winter migrant in the northern part of the desert the Saiga Antelope ("Saiga tatarica") and a large lizard Desert or Transcaspian Monitor (Varanus griseus) that can reach lengths of 1.6 m (5 ft). There is a Kyzyl Kum nature reserve in
Bukhara Province, founded in 1971. The area of the reserve amounts to 101,000 km² (approximately 39,000 sq mi) and it is located on flood-land (tugai) drained by the Amu-Darya close to the settlement Dargan Ata. Fauna include: the Bukhara Deer (a local species of " Cervus elaphus"), Wild Boar("Sus scrofa"), Common Pheasant ("Phasianus colchicus"), Golden Eagle (" Aquila chrysaetus") etc.
Another reserve (or eco-centre), "Djeyran", is located 40 km to the south of
Bukhara. The total area of this reserve is 51,450 km² (approximately 20,000 sq mi). It is a breeding centre for rare animals such as: the Goitered or Persian Gazelle Gazelle(" Djeyran", "Gazella subgutturosa"), Przewalski's Horse("Equus przewalskii"), the Koulan ( Onager, "Equus hemionus") and Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata). The reserve was founded in 1977 on the enclosed area in 5,131 ha.
The local population uses the large spaces of the Kyzyl Kum as a pasture for livestock (mostly
sheep, Bactrian Camels and dromedaries).
The Kyzyl Kum is well known for its deposits of
gold, uranium, copper, aluminiumand silver, natural gasand oil. The development of most the famous gold-field at Muruntaubegan in the early 1970s. The centres for the mining and smelting industry at the region are Navoi, Zarafshan city, Uchkuduk. The major industrial enterprises are: НГМК (Navoi Mining and Smelting Complex) and the Uzbek U.S.A. Joint Venture "Zarafshan-Newmont". The centres of the gas-production industry are Gazliand Mubarek.
Karakum Desert, another desert of Central Asia
Aydar Lake, large artificial lake
Sarmishsay,ancient monuments of anthropogenic activity
List of deserts by area
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Kyzyl Kum — Localisation Pays Kazakh … Wikipédia en Français
Kyzyl Kum — Vista del Kyzyl Kum (NASA World Wind). El Kyzyl Kum (en uzbeko: Qizilqum, en kazajo: Қызылқұм), también llamado Qyzylqum, es el 11º desierto más grande del mundo. Su nombre significa arena roja en uzbeko, kazajo y turco. Está situado en Asia… … Wikipedia Español
Kyzyl Kum — Ky•zyl Kum [[t]kɪˈzɪl ˈkum, ˈkʊm[/t]] n. geg a desert, SE of the Aral Sea, in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. ab. 90,000 sq. mi. (233,100 sq. km) … From formal English to slang
Kyzyl Kum — /ki zil koohm , koom / a desert in S Asia, SE of the Aral Sea, in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. ab. 90,000 sq. mi. (233,100 sq. km). Also, Kizil Kum, Qizil Qum. * * * … Universalium
Kyzyl Kum — noun a desert in Uzbekistan to the southeast of the Aral Sea • Syn: ↑Kizil Kum, ↑Qizil Qum • Instance Hypernyms: ↑desert • Part Holonyms: ↑Uzbekistan, ↑Republic of Uzbekistan, ↑Uzbek … Useful english dictionary
Kyzyl-Kum — Desert in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors
Kyzyl-Koum — Kyzyl Kum Kyzyl Kum [[Fichier:|250px|center|Carte du désert.]] Pays Kazakhstan Ouzbékistan … Wikipédia en Français
Kizil Kum — noun a desert in Uzbekistan to the southeast of the Aral Sea • Syn: ↑Kyzyl Kum, ↑Qizil Qum • Instance Hypernyms: ↑desert • Part Holonyms: ↑Uzbekistan, ↑Republic of Uzbekistan, ↑Uzbek … Useful english dictionary
Kizil Kum — /ki zil koohm /. See Kyzyl Kum. * * * … Universalium
Kizil-Koum — Kyzyl Kum Kyzyl Kum [[Fichier:|250px|center|Carte du désert.]] Pays Kazakhstan Ouzbékistan … Wikipédia en Français