Steppe belt

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A steppe belt is a contiguous phytogeographic region of predominantly grassland (steppe), which has common characteristics in soil, climate, vegetation and fauna.[1]

A forest-steppe belt is a region of forest steppe.

The largest steppe and (forest-steppe) belt is the Eurasian steppe belt which stretches from Central Europe via Ukraine, southern Russia, northern Central Asia, southern Siberia, into Mongolia and China,[1] often called the Great Steppe.

The term "steppe belt" may also be applied to some grassland zones in biogeographical zoning of mountains.


  1. ^ a b "Impact of the Environment on Human Migration in Eurasia: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Held in St. Petersburg, 15–18 November 2003", ISBN 1-4020-2654-4, pp. xi-xii