Kachchh, Rann of


Kachchh, Rann of

geographical name

Definition of KACHCHH, RANN OF

salt marsh in S Pakistan & W India stretching in an arc from the mouths of the Indus to the head of Gulf of Kachchh

Variants of KACHCHH, RANN OF

Kachchh, Rann of or Rann of Kutch

Kachchh, Rann of

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Large saline mudflats, west-central India and southern Pakistan. The northern portion, Great Rann, occupies an area of 7,000 sq mi (18,000 sq km) in Gujarat state, India. The eastern section, Little Rann, occupies 2,000 sq mi (5,100 sq km) of Gujarat. Originally an extension of the Arabian Sea, it has been closed off by centuries of silting. A 1965 dispute between India and Pakistan over the boundary line of Great Rann ended when an international tribunal awarded about 10% of the border area to Pakistan and the remainder to India.

Variants of KACHCHH, RANN OF

Kachchh, Rann of or Rann of Kutch

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