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Kyzyl-Kum (Peski Kyzyl-Kum)

Listed under Deserts in Kazakhstan.

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Split amongst Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, this Central Asian plain is named after its own red sand, which rolls across the land between the Amu Dary and Syr Darya rivers in the form of dunes and rough grassland. Although huge tracts of it are used for livestock farming, the relatively balanced climate also ensures that the Golden Eagle, the intimidatingly large Varan lizard and the protected Saiga antelope are quite at home here in the Bukhara Province nature reserve.

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