Gobi Desert Facts

  • Gobi means “Waterless Place” in Mongolian
  • It is approximately 500,000 square miles
  • Only 5% is of its area is covered in sand dunes
  • It contains 5 distinct ecoregions
  • The Gobi Desert is currently expanding due to desertification
  • It lies in a rain shadow caused by the Himalayas
  • It is the Fifth largest desert in the world
  • It is a cold desert
  • The Gobi Desert is populated mostly Mongols and Han Chinese
  • It is located on a Plateau ranging from around 3,000 to 5,000 feet above sea level
  • The first scientifically recognized dinosaur egg fossils were discovered in the Gobi Desert in 1923

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8 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Facts heard about Gobi desert is that it is the coldest desert on earth at night. And of course the largest in Asia. And the Chinese government faces so many problems like sand storms. So to defend these, they have planted tress along the border of the desert. Thanks for the info.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What are the places in the Gobi desert that will harm you?

  3. Anonymous says:

    the silk road went through here

  4. Anonymous says:

    It helped me on my home work so much!! 🙂

  5. Anonymous says:

    Really like infomation, inspiring and good for Gobi Desert facts. All facts true helped me in my Geography(school project)and.

    Thank you for this website!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Gobi desert is a natural barrier of ancient China.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The Gobi Desert also still has multiple different plant types living there, despite the extremes.

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