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 ]

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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