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A hamun (or hamoun) (Persian: هامون‎‎ hāmūn) 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:


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