Dasht-e-LUT

 

 by: Eath watchers Center -  Nasrindokht Khatibi (She holds a B.A. degree in Geography

 Translation   :Eath watchers Center-  Fereshteh Movasaghnejad

 Picture by : Eath watchers Center- Azadeh Behkish

 

 

 

     

DASHT LUT

Made  In I By Ahmad Mostofi nstitute of Geography Universal of Tehran- 1972

 

 

Location and general specifications:

 

-        It lies 750 kilometers (466 miles) north of the Persian Gulf. 

-        It stands between two faults of Nahbandan in the east and Pyband in the west.

-      It’s borders are 32ْ  northern and 28ْ southern .

-        It has 480 km (300 miles) long and 320 km (200 miles) wide.

-        190 meters above sea level at the lowest point.

-        It has experienced a number of significant and strong earthquakes.

-        In the Dasht-e-Lut some signs of civilization from the 4th millennium BC has discovered.

-        Shahdad is the largest human inhabitation of the Dasht-e-Lut and it called Khabith in the far years ago.

-        Sirch valley and the area around it is the most magnificent vegetation landscape at the edge of this mysterious region.

 

The outstanding landscape: 

The desert of Dasht-e-Lut is a natural exhibition of the most miracles desert phenomenon in the world such as:

  • -  The largest” kolukh” or “clod city” of the world. From the distance, the region seems a big ruined city, which is described in different ways such as “dreamy city” or “Lut city”.

  • - It has the highest sandy pyramids of the world

    (The highest known sandy pyramid in the world stands in   Libya with 300 meters high, but some of the Lut pyramids have a height of 480 meters).

  • - It has 40 quaternary volcanic cones.

  • -  A large scene of sand and shingle with a large color spectrum of light brown to grey and black-  Plains of basalt lava hollow! such as “Gandom Beryan” which means roasted corn.

  • -  Large landscape of wavy sand.

  • -  The largest Nebkha in the world: hills covered with plants that are one of the most miracles scenes of coexistence of soil, water and plant.

  • -  The highest “ Rebdou”s which are like “Nebkha”s but in a larger and more complicated shapes in the west Lut .

  • -  Several large areas of polygonal shapes which caused by high evaporation and a tick salty land.

  • -  Desert of “Pa Shotory  or “Camel paw” which the name has given from camels foot prints on the sand after the -heavy rain.  

  • -  Hammada is an area of shingle and shingle soil without any plant.

 

 

 

 

 

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