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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A desert region of Turkmenistan between the Caspian Sea and the Amu Darya.


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  • The Harirud rises in the mountains in the center of the country, runs generally west, passing south of the western city of Herat, and then northwest and north, where it forms part of the boarder between Iran and Turkmenistan and ultimately ends in the Kara Kum desert.


  • Turkmenistan1,300 km (Amu Darya and Kara Kum canal important inland waterways) (2006)


  • Waterways: 1,300 km (Amu Darya and Kara Kum canal important inland waterways) (2006)


  • Two great Asian deserts, the Kara Kum and Kyzyl Kum, are located here.

    Central Asian southern desert

  • The southern deserts include the Caspian coastal plains, the southern part of Ustyurt Plateau, Krasnovodsk Plateau, Kara Kum sandy deserts, and the southern part of Kyzyl Kum sandy desert.

    Central Asian southern desert

  • Guy Chazan/The Wall Street Journal In the vast Kara Kum desert, herds of camel still plod across the dunes just as they did a thousand years ago.

    Turkmenistan Trapped in Time

  • The full moon had 'illuminated the Kara Kum desert flatlands under the aircraft-and then these sandy wastes had ended as though at a wall built by the gods.

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin

  • Holbrooke ominously spoke of an al-Qaeda threat to Central Asia, suggesting that NATO had a role to play in the region in its capacity as the only viable security organization that could take on such a high-risk enterprise of chasing Osama bin Laden in the steppes and the killer deserts of Kizil Kum and Kara Kum.


  • The city is located between the Kara Kum desert and the Kopet Dag mountain range),

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