The thar desert also known as the great indian desert is a large arid region in the north western part of the indian subcontinent that covers an area of 200 000 km 2 77 000 sq mi and forms a natural boundary between india and pakistan it is the world s 17th largest desert and the world s 9th largest hot subtropical desert. Km forming a natural border between india and pakistan.
It is a large arid region with a landscape dominated by sand dunes varying in size from 52ft 16m in the north to 498ft 152m in the south.
Indian desert on political map of india. With an area of more than 200 000 km2 covering parts of bikaner and jodhpur divisions in the indian state of rajasthan and some region of the states of punjab haryana and gujarat it is the. May 7 2017 the thar desert also called the great indian desert covers more than 77 000 square miles 200 000 sq. Thar desert on political map of india the great indian desert or the thar desert is located in the west and forms a significant part of rajasthan.
The desert receives only 150mm rainfall in a year. It is also known as the great indian desert or marusthali. Luni is the only river which flows from this land.
About 85 of the thar desert is located within india with the. A major part of this desert lies in rajasthan but a portion of it is spread in gujarat haryana punjab and pakistan. More than 60 of the desert lies in the indian state of rajasthan and it extends into the states of gujarat punjab and haryana and the pakistani province of sindh.
The only desert of india is the thar desert. 1 thar desert wikivoyage the thar desert is a large arid region in the northwestern part of the indian subcontinent and forms a natural boundary running along the border between india and pakistan.