GARA GUM DESERT

One of the largest and extended deserts of the world – Garagum is located on the territory of Turkmenistan. In translation from Turkmen language this name means “Black Sand”. The majestic sandy desert is extended from the north to the south on 450 km, from the east to the west on 800 km. The area is 35 million hectares. Under the relief it is divided on Zaunguz, South-eastern and the Central Garagums with Unguz hollow. A climate here is sharply continental with hot summer and the cold winter. 

 

Map of Turkmenistan