Gobi Desert facts for kids
|Gobi Desert (Говь)|
Gobi Desert landscape in Ömnögovi Province, Mongolia
|Mongolian Aimags||Bayankhongor, Dornogovi, Dundgovi, Govi-Altai, Govisümber, Ömnögovi, Sükhbaatar|
|Chinese Autonomous Region||Inner Mongolia|
|Length||1,500 km (932 mi), SE/NW|
|Width||800 km (497 mi), N/S|
|Area||1,295,000 km² (500,002 sq mi)|
The desert basins of the Gobi are bounded by the Altai Mountains and the grasslands and steppes of Mongolia on the north, by the Hexi Corridor and Tibetan Plateau to the southwest, and by the North China Plain to the southeast. The Gobi is made up of several pieces of geological and geographic regions.
The Gobi is a high plateau with daily and seasonal extremes of temperature.
|Sivantse (1190 m)||Ulaanbaatar (1150 m)|
|Annual mean||−2.5 °C (27.5 °F)||2.8 °C (37.0 °F)|
|January mean||−26.5 °C (−15.7 °F)||−16.5 °C (2.3 °F)|
|July mean||17.5 °C (63.5 °F)||19.0 °C (66.2 °F)|
|Extremes||−43 to 38 °C (−45 to 100 °F)||−47 to 38.6 °C (−53 to 101 °F)|
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