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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5 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    the silk road went through here

  2. Anonymous says:

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  3. Anonymous says:

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

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Gobi desert is a natural barrier of ancient China.

  5. Anonymous says:

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

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