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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)
n
(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)
n.
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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AE[currency]KABAT (CyHAN)- A powerful commercial natural gas inflow was obtained at the 'Bagly-1' area in the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan's Mary Province, the Turkmen newspaper 'Neutral Turkmenistan' said.
Bereketli Garagum is a desert nature reserve of Turkmenistan located in Akhal Province, south Karakum Desert.
He asked the scientists to focus on the areas that carry immediate benefit for Turkmenistan and the region such as preservation and enrichment of flora and fauna of Karakum desert and Caspian, technologies to tap the full potential of the Altyn Asyr lake, environmental solutions for the entire Central Asian and Caspian region, innovations in urban planning, road and pipelines construction, effective use of mineral waters and curative muds, and preparations of medicines from plants and herbs found locally.
Located in the hinterland of the Karakum Desert, Galkynysh gas field is the world's second largest gas field.
The country is home to the Karakum Desert, with dunes rising to the Kopet Dag Mountains in the south along the border with Iran.
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Rabi'II 13, 1434, Feb 23, 2013, SPA -- Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has signed legislation to plant 3 million trees, with irrigation systems, in the Karakum Desert this year, UPI reported.
Eighty percent of Turkmenistan's territory is taken up by the Karakum desert, one of the biggest deserts on the world, with the capital Ashgabat located on its southern fringe close to the border with Iran.