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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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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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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Why they temperature is so hot there.

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

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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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What do the people in the gobi desert do for a living?

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Look in the article. It says that they are mostly nomadic cattle herders, but some are farmers.

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farming especially in the

farming especially in the gobi is difficult, since pure water is rare in the gobi.. water in the gobi is more salty.
farming at all is very difficult in Mongolia because of the weather conditions. it gets about +30C to +50C hot in summer and about -30C to -50C in winter. not much rainfall. rainy season is usually only spring..between the months may and june.

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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.