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THAR DESERT

  • Great Indian Desert or the Thar Desert is the world’s 9th largest subtropical desert.
  • Saltwater lakes within the Thar Desert include the Sambhar, Kuchaman, Didwana, and Phalodi in Rajasthan and Kharaghoda in Gujarat.
  • It is an undulating sandy plain covered with sand dunes. This region receives very low rainfall below 150 mm per year. It has an arid climate with low vegetation cover.
  • It is a large arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent that covers an area of 200,000 km2 and forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan.

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