Aiakagytma

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Aiakagytma

 

(also Agytma, hollow), a depression in the southern part of the Kyzylkum Desert southeast of the Kul’dzhuktau Ridge in the Uzbek SSR. The Aiakagytma is 35 km long and 15 km wide. The minimal absolute elevation of the floor is 133 m. It has well-defined, often precipitous sides. On the floor are desert landscapes and an extensive salt bottom. In the basin are experimental oasis farms which use artesian well water, a permanent Astrakhan sheep-raising pasture, and a weather station.

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