Work underway to include Turkmen Karakum Desert into UNESCO World Heritage List

  01 May 2019    Read: 1162
Work underway to include Turkmen Karakum Desert into UNESCO World Heritage List

The work is underway to include the Turkmen Karakum Desert into the UNESCO World Heritage List, as a unique ecological system, AzVision.az reports with reference to the Turkmenistan State News Agency May 1.

The Karakum (means "black sand" in Turkmen) Desert covers most of the territory of Turkmenistan - 350,000 square kilometers and is one of the biggest sand deserts in the world.

The unique ecosystem includes the Zaunguz Karakum, the Central Karakum, the Lowland Karakum and the South-East Karakum.

Unique historic-cultural monuments of Turkmenistan such as Ancient Merv, Kunya Urgench and Ancient Nisa were included to the UNESCO World Heritage List earlier. Kusht Depdi, a Turkmen national art of singing and dancing, was included to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in December 2017.


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