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Ky•zyl Kumkɪˈzɪl ˈkum, ˈkʊm(n.)

  1. a desert, SE of the Aral Sea, in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. ab. 90,000 sq. mi. (233,100 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)


  1. Kyzyl Kum

    The Kyzyl Kum, also called Qyzylqum, is the 16th largest desert in the world. Its name means Red Sand in Turkic languages. It is located in Central Asia in the doab between the rivers Amu Darya and Syr Darya, and is divided between Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. It covers about 298,000 km².


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