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Dashti Margo Desert Region in Afghanistan

29.2N 64.1E

November 2nd, 2011 Category: Deserts, Rivers

Afghanistan and Pakistan - October 30th, 2011

The Helmand River can be seen crossing the arid Dashti Margo desert region in the southern provinces of Helmand and Nimruz in Afghanistan, in the upper part of this image. The Dashi Margo desert is adjacent to the Khash Desert and Registan Desert.

Its area is about 150,000 km2; the elevation is some 500–700 m. The desert consists mainly of sand masses and rocky-clayish plains with solonchaks, takirs, and rare oases. Visible east and south of the desert is a chain of mountains in Pakistan.


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