At a Glance

Size:The Gobi desert covers 1.3 million square kilometers and is elevated with hot summers and cold winters.


Climate: Gobi is a very cold desert yet it rarely snows. It is located above sea level. Rainfall is up to 7.6 inches per anum.


Conservation and ecology: The eggs of dinosaur were first identified in Gobi desert. The desert is a main source of various important fossil finds.


Adaptations: To survive in Gobi desert, the plants have to lose their leaves until it rains again. They are gifted with long roots that absorb water from a large area. Animals get their water from the food they eat, and come out at night.

People

A majority of the people living on the Gobi desert are Mongolian, but the population of Han Chinese in Inner Mongolia has been steadily increasing since the 1950s. With the harsh environment of the Gobi preventing most forms of livelihood, nomadic cattle herding is the major occupation of Gobi residents. Some Chinese residents manage to hack out a living as farmers in some of the slightly more hospitable areas of the desert. This influx of farmers is partially caused by the speedy desertification, which increases the Gobi size every year, expanding into existing Chinese farmland.

Mongolian Camp


However, the desert is so cold and provides so little moisture for human civilization that the population density of the area stays incredibly small. One square mile of Gobi is usually home to fewer than three people.

This area is also one of the few places on Earth that has been able to retain its culture and traditions from ancient history. The landlocked position, harsh environment, and rocky geography of the Gobi have prevented the culture from changing much over the years. Because the climate is so extreme, anyone living on the Gobi must remain close to animal herds.

The people of the Gobi must also remain nomadic, searching for more precious water when a previous location's supply runs out. As a result, the form of shelter utilized in the desert is the felt-covered ger, or yurt. These circular dwellings are uniquely adapted to the conditions of the Gobi, providing respite from the sun during the day and a warm place to sleep at night when the temperature drops drastically. This shelter's design has changed very little in its over 2000 years of use.

Though they are traditionally a nomadic people, Mongolian residents of the Gobi live for visitors. There's even an old Mongolian proverb concerning hospitality: “Happy is the one who has guests, merry is the home boasting a tethering rail full of visitor's horses.” The Gobi Desert may be an incredibly rough place to live, but the people of the area will still provide as much hospitality as they can.

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me to my class is doing there nsw on the gobi desert

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Government & Organizations

Is there anything on Government and Organizations?

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Rare to find a site with so much info on it! great site

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Gobi people

People of Mongolian Gobi is Mongolian people, there is no tribe. There are only names of paternal lineage, which is common in mongolian families. They speak mongolian, they eat meat (lamb, beef, camel) and dairy products (milk, milk-butter, cheese, yogurt, curd,and fermented drink from camel's milk). They wear mongolian deel(long gown) and boots, hat, also regular clothing like jackets, t-shirts, skirts and pants, jeans so on as of modern day people.
They are said to have very calm, laid-back characters by the influence of endless gobi desert and stretched flat land.

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Thank you that was really useful :D

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food

what type of food is eaten there?

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Food

Meat and veg

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I am doing a project on the Gobi Desert and this information helped me a lot thank you so much.

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I was also doing a project on the gobi desert and this información helped me alot

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are there any oasis in the

are there any oasis in the desert? do people live close to there

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Tribes??

Do you have the names of any tribes that live in the Gobi Desert? For a school project :)

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Clothing

What do they wear?

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your welcome ;D

the wear light weight cloths that are white to reflect the suns raises and they should cover the body for sun pertection.

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what is the population

What is the population of the Gobi desert?!

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life is like

do they find lots of food

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yes, they hunt and gather

yes, they hunt and gather fruit!

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houses

what kind of houses do they live in i am doing a school project and i need to know???

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Houses

They live in what is called a yurt or a ger while it may sound silly it is actually because they need to be portable

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I Am Also Doing A School Project On This Gobi Desert Project, & Gives Really Good Information. Its Helping Me Out Alot.

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HELP!!!!!!

is the gobi desert hot during the day because it has no clouds?

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people

what people lived there in the past and some information about the past who lived there

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this helped me so much in my sose project on the Gobi desert :D

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the exact same for me! i am in melbourne and my teacher gave us a HEAP to do :D

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how is the gobi desert important to the people who live there???????? :O in stuck here! :'(

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what r the peoples use of the gobi desert?

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What do peaople use the Gobi desert for....?

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RESEARCH

This is a great site for information. I had to do research for Asia, and this site provided everything!

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how do people survive

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plant

the plant of the gobi desert must have deep root systems in order to gather the water they need and to avert being uprooted by the intense winds that blow during the spring.

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very helpful indeed

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Why they temperature is so hot there.

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What's the name?

What is the name of the people living in the Gobi desert, and what do they live in?

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Plants are interesting and

Plants are interesting and can be found in many diffenrt ways in life many people don't know about plants but thats why we go to school right
? Anyway people need to learn about plants sooner or later!!!

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They have no special names.

They have no special names. They live in a ger (yurt) just like all the others.

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Anonymous

What do the People of the gobi wear?
What activities do they like to do?

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they wear the same clothes

they wear the same clothes like all other people on this world. some people also wear the deel (traditional mongolian clothing)

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Question

what do people wear4 in the desert

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Help!! school assiment

How many people live there???

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At a Glance

Desertification: The Gobi desert is expanding in a process known as desertification. It is expanding into China’s grassland. Dust storms have increased heavily damaging agriculture.


Plants: The desert flora includes the Saxaul Tree, Saltwort, wild onions, desert shrubbery and grass


Animals: The desert is a home for many different animals like black-tailed gazelles, bactrian camels, wolves, marbled polecats, Mongolian wild ass, brown bears, snow leopards, and sandplovers.

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