Thar Desert


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Thar Desert

(tär, tŭr) or

Great Indian Desert,

extensive arid region, c.500 mi (800 km) long and c.250 mi (400 km) wide, S Asia, in NW India and E Pakistan, between the Indus and Sutlej river valleys on the west and the Aravalli Range on the east. Largely a desolate region of shifting sand dunes, broken rocks, and scrub vegetation, it receives an annual average rainfall of less than 10 in. (25 cm). The sparsely populated region has a pastoral economy. Through the extension of canals fed with Sutlej and Beas waters, irrigation has reclaimed some land for agriculture along the northern and western edges. In May, 1974, India exploded its first nuclear device in the desert in Rajasthan state.

Thar Desert

a desert in NW India, mainly in NW Rajasthan state and extending into Pakistan. Area: over 260 000 sq. km (100 000 sq. miles)
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Carved out of native Jaisalmer stone and embellished with rich local textures, the rooms look out onto the endless golden expanses of the Thar Desert.
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Pakistani wildlife officials reported on Monday that at least 60 peacocks were founded dead in the Thar Desert in the Sindh province.
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The present study was aimed to identify different community beliefs and practices on the basis of which fever could be recognized and classified and explore factors involved in selection of different treatment options in great Indian Thar Desert and to compare with other studies in different parts of the world.
The total coal reserves of Pakistan as reported by Geological Survey of Pakistan are estimated to be around 184 billion tons and of these nearly 175 billion tons are located in the Thar desert in Sindh.
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SHE swapped a desk job for battling the sands of the Thar Desert.
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A far cry from their south Liverpool home, the pair head to the Great Thar Desert in India to perform a dance with a gypsy family at a camel fair.