The steppe in the world

Temperate prairies are widespread in all continents. They are generally known as steppe but have other names as well, depending on the language of the geographical area where they are. European prairies (puszta) extend from Hungary to southern Russia and from there to Mongolia (steppe). In south-America, the steppe is in Peru and Bolivia (puna) and Argentina (pampas). In South-Africa and Australia, the steppe is called veldt, while the great expenses of grass of north-America are simply called prairies. There are also subtropical steppes in central Spain, Turkey, Nepal and Texas which are generally the result of destroyed forests.

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    Prairie Dogs

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Facts

  • Sputnik in the steppe

    The steppe was the protagonist of one of the most important events in the history of space explorations. The very…

  • By train through the steppe

    Number Three, this is the official name of the express train (also called Trans-Mongolian Railway)...

  • The loess

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