Desertification types

Wind-eroded desertification, water-eroded desertification, salinization and freeze-thawing desertification lands cover 1.8394 million km2, 259,300 km2,173,800 km2 and 363,700 km2 respectively.

Degree ofdesertification

Lightly, moderately, severely and extremely severely desertified land respectively covers 631,100 km2, 985,300 km2, 433,400 km2 and 586, 400 km2.

Distribution ofdesertification in various provinces (Autonomous Regions)

Desertification in the country is mainly located in Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Gansu, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Ningxia and Hebei provinces (autonomous regions), tte area of desertified land in these 8 provinces occupies 98.45% of the total desertified land area.

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