Rann of Kutch

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Rann of Kutch (Gujarati: કચ્છનું મોટું રણ Sindhi: رڻ ڪڇ) is a salt marsh located in the western tip of Gujarat (primarily the Kutch district), India. It is divided into two main parts; Great Rann of Kutch and Little Rann of Kutch. It is located in the Thar Desert bio-geographic area in the Indian state of Gujarat. The area is also spread across the Sindh province in Pakistan. This is actually a seasonally marshy region and the word Rann means "salt marsh". Kutch is the name of the district in Gujarat where this region is situated. The marsh covers a huge area of around 10,000 square miles and is positioned between the Gulf of Kutch and the mouth of the Indus River in southern Pakistan. To the northeast corner of the Rann of Kutch lies Luni River, originating in Rajasthan. The fact that the area has desert on one side and the sea on the other makes the Rann of Kutch an interesting region.[1] The climatic and geo-morphological expansion of the grassland and deserts of the Rann of Kutch has formed Gujarat.[2]

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  1. ^ Negi, Sharad Singh (1996). [Biosphere reserves in India: landuse, biodiversity and conservation Biosphere reserves in India: landuse, biodiversity and conservation]. Indus Publishing. p. 221. ISBN 9788173870439. 
  2. ^ Sharma, R.P. (10 Nov 2011). The Indian forester, Volume 127, Issues 7-12. University of Minnesota. 

Coordinates: 24°05′11″N 70°38′16″E / 24.08639°N 70.63778°E / 24.08639; 70.63778