The Thar Desert (also known as the Great Indian Desert) is a desert located in the state of Rajasthan in northwest India. It continues into Pakistan as the Cholistan Desert. It is a region of constantly shifting sand dunes, with sparse vegetation in some areas. A dune in the Egyptian desert Desert in California In geography, a desert is a landscape form or region that receives little precipitation. ... Rajasthan (राजस्थान) is the geographically largest state in northwestern India. ... The Republic of India is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of more than one billion, and is the seventh largest country by geographical area. ... The Islamic Republic of Pakistan (, or Islami Jamhooriya-e-Pakistan, in Urdu), or Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia and is part of the Greater Middle East. ... The Cholistan Desert is located in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. ... This article is about the sand formations, for other meanings see Dune (disambiguation) Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. ...
The area turned to desert relatively recently: perhaps around 2000 - 1500 BCE. Around this time the Ghaggar ceased to be a major river and now terminates in the desert. The area receives between 12 and 25 cm of precipitation annually. The Ghaggar is a seasonal river in India, flowing when water is available from monsoon rains. ...
The Thar Desert is also in the southeast of Pakistan which of course part of the same, and in south Pakistan it is called Thar and is inhabited by Sindhi and kolhis. Sindhi refers to an ethnic group of people originating in Sindh which is part of present day Pakistan. ...
There are around 50% Muslims and 50% Hindus in the Pakistani part of the Thar Desert. The desert turns into a green meadow after rain and is worth a visit. A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... This article is about the Hindu religion; for other meanings of the word, see Hindu (disambiguation). ...
A colorful culture rich in tradition prevails in the desert. The people have a great passion for music and poetry.
Categories: Deserts of Asia | Ecoregions | Geography of India
Thar desert is a arid desert in northwestern India and eastern Pakistan.
The rajasthandesert enclosed by the Sutlej River on the northwest side, on the east by the Arâvalli Range, on the south by the salt marsh known as the Rann of Kutch, and on the west by the Indus Valley.
The Rainfall in rajasthan thar desert is sparse ranging from 127 to 254 mm yearly, and temperatures rise as high as 52.8° C (127° F) in July.
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