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Kyzyl Kum

The Kyzyl Kum (Uzbek: "red sand;" also called Qyzylqum) is a desert in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

It is located near the city of Bukhara. It covers about 298,000 km2 (approximately 115,000 square miles). It has some gold and natural gas deposits. There are some agricultural settlements along the rivers and oases.