Rann of Kutch

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Kutch, Rann of


the Greater and the Lesser, salt marshes(swamps) in western India and in Pakistan, southeast of the Indus River delta. Area, more than 20, 000 sq km; total length from east to west, more than 300 km; width, 40–80 km. The Rann of Kutch is a flat, low-lying surface with a maximumelevation of 200 m, and it is covered with black silt and salineef florescence. In places there are rises (maximum 465 m) withsteep slopes and sandy hills. During the summer monsoons, theRann of Kutch is flooded by the sea and the Banas and Lunirivers. [11–1647-3 ]

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K.Draft genome sequence of an extreme Haloarchaeon 3A1-DGR isolated from a saltern crystallizer of the Little Rann of Kutch, India.
Temperatures reach 42[degrees]C in summer, and the state of Gujarat, in which the Little Rann of Kutch is located, often suffers drought conditions, receiving a mere 300 millimetres of annual rainfall.
In 2006, two India-based conservation NGOs submitted a nomination to UNESCO for World Heritage listing for the Little Rann of Kutch, and in 2008, the region was given biosphere reserve status by the Indian government.
Kutch (Kachchh, or "turtle," in the Kutchi language) is a dome-shaped landmass that is cut off from mainland India by a swamp desert called the Little Rann of Kutch and from Pakistan by the Great Rann of Kutch and the delta swamps of the river Indus.
The khurs live in an area called the Little Rann of Kutch. It's a long, low stretch of land by the Arabian Sea (see map, page 27).
We left Ahmedabad early in the morning for the two-hour drive to the Little Rann of Kutch, a desert wildlife sanctuary.