Kara Kum

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Ka·ra Kum

 (kär′ə ko͞om′)
A desert region of Turkmenistan between the Caspian Sea and the Amu Darya.

Kara Kum

(Russian kəra ˈkum)
(Placename) a desert in Turkmenistan, covering most of the country: extensive areas now irrigated. Area: about 300 000 sq km (120 000 sq miles)

Ka•ra Kum

(ˌkær ə ˈkum, ˈkʊm, ˌkɑr ə)
a desert S of the Aral Sea, largely in Turkmenistan. ab. 110,000 sq. mi. (284,900 sq. km).
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Noun1.Kara Kum - a desert in Turkmenistan to the south of the Aral Sea
Turkmenia, Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Turkmen - a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991
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The book efficiently explains the causes behind Jenkinson's Odysseys (chiefly the desire of England's newly founded Muscovy Company to seek out new markets) and it's great fun to read about Jenkinson sailing down the Volga, traversing the Caspian Sea, and trudging through the Kara Kum desert all the way to Bukhara.
Byashkyzyl, in the south-eastern Kara Kum region 175 km east of Mary, began gas production on June 6, 2002, with development work begun in early 1998.
For instance, the drought of 2000-2002 reduced the flow of the Kara Kum canal by 22-44%.
Ashgabat: Over four millennia ago, the fortress town of Gonur-Tepe might have been a rare advanced civilisation before it was buried for centuries under the dust of the Kara Kum desert in remote western Turkmenistan.
Entre los desiertos calidos, ademas del Sahara, se encuentran los de Kalahari, Namib, Ogaden, en Africa; en Australia estan Victoria y Arenoso; los asiaticos son Kara Kum, de Gobi, Takla Makan, de Arabia, Rub Al Jali, de Siria, Judea, Sinai-Neguev; y en America se cuentan el de Arizona-Desierto de Sonora, Mojave, Atacama, de Sechura y los Medanos.