Deliblato sands (Serbian Cyrillic: Делиблатска пешчара), is a large sand area covering around 300 km² of ground in Vojvodina province, Serbia. It is located in southern Banat. It is situated between the river Danube and the southwestern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains. The sand is named after the village of Deliblato, in the municipality of Kovin. Its main masses are elliptical shaped hills with steppe grassland plains and steppe forests. The Deliblato sands are the largest sandy terrain in Europe, once part of a vast prehistoric desert. It is home to many rare, endangered or endemic species of plants and animals in Europe and the world. Due to its forest and surroundings, it was proclaimed to be a Special Nature Reserve, on national level, it represents a natural asset of special importance falling under protection category I.