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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. (Wikipedia) - Hamuns   (Redirected from Hamun) "Hamun" redirects here. For the villages in Iran, see Hamun, Iran and Hamand, Birjand.

    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). They form a critical link in the wildlife of the area, aquatic as well as avian and terrestrial.

    The better-known hamuns include:

    • Hamun-e Helmand, Afghanistan and Iran
    • Hamun-e Jaz Murian, Iran
    • Hamun-e Mashkel or Mashkid, straddling Iran-Pakistan border
    • Hamun-e Puzak, Afghanistan
    • Hamun-e Saberi in Sistan, straddling Iran-Afghanistan border
    • Hamun Zeheh, Goad-i Zereh or Godzareh depression, Afghanistan

    Tags:Afghanistan, Balochistan, Birjand, Hamun, Hamun Lake, Helmand, Iran, Iranian, Pakistan, Persian, Plateau, Sistan, Wikipedia


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