Kavir Desert

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Kavir Desert

(Placename) another name for the Dasht-i-Kavir


(ˌdɑʃt i kəˈvɪər)

a salt desert in N central Iran. ab. 18,000 sq. mi. (46,620 sq. km). Also called Kavir Desert , Great Salt Desert.
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Noun1.Kavir Desert - a salt desert in north central Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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The Sahara's Taoudeni Basin and the Dacht-e Kavir desert in Iran resemble close-ups of an artist's palette, while many of the water systems--the Brahmaputra River in Assam or the mangrove swamps in the Gulf of Bengal--look like paintings of trees or tree roots.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Yazd province, on the rims of Iran's Kavir desert, hosts a variety of tourist charms from beautiful desert nights and other natural beauties to ancient Iranian-Islamic architecture which fascinate the eyes of everyone.
The exercise, dubbed Great Prophet 7, was to target a "replica air base" in the Kavir Desert, the statement said.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard fired the medium-range Shahab-3 missile at a mock target in the Kavir Desert on the second day of its Great Prophet 7 exercise, Al-Alam television network reported.