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Aydar Lake by Kyzyl Kum Desert, Uzbekistan

40.8N 67.0E

October 25th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Lakes

Uzbekistan - October 24th, 2011

Aydar Lake, in Uzbekistan, can be observed at the center right. It is part of the man-made Aydar-Arnasay system of lakes, in the saline depressions of the south-eastern Kyzyl Kum desert in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

Today the area of Aydar Lake is about 3,000 square kilometres (1,200 mi²). It is nearly 250 km (160 mi) long and up to 15 km (9.3 mi) wide.  The entire Aydar-Arnasay system of lakes covers an area of 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 mi²).

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