Nubian Desert


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Nubian Desert,

eastern region of the Sahara Desert, c.157,000 sq mi (407,000 sq km), NE Republic of Sudan, NE Africa, between the Nile and the Red Sea. The arid region, largely a sandstone plateau, has numerous wadis flowing toward (but never reaching) the Nile, whose great bends are entrenched in the western part of the region.

Nubian Desert

 

a desert in Africa, lying chiefly in the Sudan between the Nile River and the Red Sea. The Etbai Range separates the desert from the Red Sea. The surface is a plateau descending in steps from east to west from 1,000 m to 350 m. On the plateau are inselbergs rising to 1,240 m in the west. The ancient rocks of the Nubian-Arabian Shield and Nubian sandstones are exposed in the east and covered by sand in the west. The plateau is dissected by a dense network of dry riverbeds. The annual precipitation is about 25 mm, and the sparse vegetation consists primarily of xerophytic grasses and prickly shrubs and semishrubs. There is livestock herding. A railroad and a highway cross the desert, connecting the cities of Wadi Haifa and Abu Hamed on the Nile River.

Nubian Desert

a desert in the NE Sudan, between the Nile valley and the Red Sea: mainly a sandstone plateau
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