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Aydar Lake and Kyzyl-Kum Desert, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan – May 16th, 2011

40.7N 67.1E

May 16th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Lakes

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan - May 2nd, 2011

The elongated lake in the lower half of this image of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan is Aydar Lake. It is part of a man-made system of lakes, which covers an area of 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 miĀ²) and includes 3 brackish water lakes: Lakes Aydar, Arnasay and Tuzkan.

Northwest of the lake is the Kyzyl-Kum Desert, whose territory consists mainly of an extensive plain at an altitude up to 300 m (about 1000 feet) above sea level, with a number of the depressions and highlands. Most of the area is covered with sand-dunes, which are best observed in the full image.

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