DESERTS

Asian deserts are one of the more interesting aspects of Asia's physical features in part because of their size and that they are mostly cold deserts.
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The Negev Desert

Negev, or Negeb, an arid upland area that makes up the southern half of Israel. Triangular in shape, the Negev is about 70 miles (110 km) at its greatest width, east-west, and about 120 miles (190 km) long.

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  • The Gobi Desert

    The Gobi Desert

    Gobi, a desert in central Asia. It lies in southern Mongolia and the northern Inner Mongolia region of China. See more »

  • The Negev Desert

    The Negev Desert

    Negev, or Negeb, an arid upland area that makes up the southern half of Israel. Triangular in shape, the Negev is about 70 miles (110 km) at its greatest width, east-west, and about 120 miles (190 km) long. See more »

  • The Syrian Desert

    The Syrian Desert

    Syrian Desert, an arid wasteland in the Middle East. It lies just north of the Arabian Peninsula and south of the so-called Fertile Crescent, occupying parts of Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. See more »

  • The Taklimakan Desert

    The Taklimakan Desert

    Taklimakan Desert, a large arid area in Xinjiang province, China. It is some 500 miles (800 km) long and 250 miles (400 km) wide and lies between the Tarim River on the north and two mountain ranges, the Kunlun Shan and the Altun Shan, on the south. See more »

  • The Thar Desert

    The Thar Desert

    Thar (or Great Indian)Desert, a desert in India and Pakistan. It is about 400 miles (640 km) long and up to 300 miles (480 km) wide, and is bounded roughly by the Indus River valley, the Punjab plains, the Aravalli Range, and the Rann (swamp) of Kutch. See more »

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