Błędów Desert

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Błędów Desert
Błędów Desert from above.

Błędów Desert (Polish: Pustynia Błędowska) is an area of sands between Błędów (part of Dąbrowa Górnicza in Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union) and the village of Chechło and Klucze in Poland. The area lies mainly on the Silesian Highlands in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. It occupies an area of 32 km2 (12 sq mi).

The Bledowska Sands is Central Europe's largest accumulation of loose sand in an area away from any sea, deposited thousands of years ago by a melting glacier.[1]

During the Second World War, the area was used by the German Afrika Korps for training and testing equipment before deployment in Africa.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "LESSER POLAND" (in Polish). 

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Coordinates: 50°21′22″N 19°31′03″E / 50.35617°N 19.51762°E / 50.35617; 19.51762