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List of deserts of Pakistan

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List of deserts of Pakistan

Pakistan hosts five major deserts which were historic forests.


  • Cholistan Desert 1
  • Indus Valley Desert 2
  • Kharan Desert 3
  • Thal Desert 4
  • Thar Desert 5
  • See also 6
  • Further reading 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Cholistan Desert

Indus Valley Desert

The Indus Valley Desert is located in the northern area of Pakistan. The desert spans an area of 19,500 square kilometers and is surrounded by northwestern scrub forests. The Indus Valley Desert lies between two major rivers in the region, the Chenab and the Indus.

Kharan Desert

The Kharan Desert is located in Northeast Balochistan. The desert was used for nuclear testing by the Pakistan military, making it the most famous of the five deserts. The desert is in the center of a large empty basin.

Thal Desert

The Thal Desert is located in Mianwali region of Pakistan between the Indus and Jhelum rivers. A large canal-building project is currently underway to irrigate the land. Irrigation will make most of the desert suitable for farming.

Thar Desert

The Thar Desert spans an area of 175000 square kilometers and covers large areas of both Pakistan and India. It is the seventh largest desert on the planet and the third largest in Asia.

See also

Further reading

  • PakistanPaedia - Deserts of Pakistan


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