Hamuns

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"Hamun" redirects here. For the villages in Iran, see Hamun, Iran and Hamand, Birjand.

A hamun (or hamoun) (Persian: هامونhāmūn) refers to seasonal desert lakes or marshlands, found on the Iranian Plateau, from Iran to Afghanistan and western Pakistan / (Balochistan).[1] They form a critical link in the wildlife of the area, aquatic as well as avian and terrestrial.

The better-known hamuns include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitney, John (2006). "Geology, Water, and Wind in the Lower Helmand Basin". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-08-31.