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Gobi Desert

(/ˈɡoʊ.bi/; Mongolian: Говь, govĭ, /ɢɔwʲ/, “semidesert”; Chinese: 戈壁; pinyin: Gēbì, Xiao’erjing: قْبِ, /kɤ˥pi˥˩/) is a large  region in . It covers parts of northern and northwestern China, and of southern .

The desert basins of the are bounded by the Altai Mountains and the grasslands and steppes of Mongolia on the north, by the Taklamakan Desert to the West, by the Hexi Corridor and Tibetan Plateauto the southwest, and by the North China Plain to the southeast. The is most notable in history as part of the great Mongol Empire, and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road. The is a rain shadow desert, formed by the Himalayan mountain range blocking rain-carrying clouds from the Indian Ocean reaching the territory.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobi_Desert

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