KAVIR... by Alireza Karimi  Saremi

Dasht-e Kavir (Persian: دشت كوير‎, lit. 'desert of salt-marsh'), also known as Kavir-e Namak (lit. 'salt-marsh of salt') and the Great Salt Desert is a large desert lying in the middle of the Iranian plateau. It is about 800 km (500 mi) and 320 km (200 mi) with a total surface area of about 77,600 km2 (30,000 sq mi), making it the Earth's 23rd largest desert.[1] The area of this desert stretches from the Alborz mountain range in the north-west to the Dasht-e Lut in the south-east and is partitioned between the Iranian provinces of Khorasan, Semnan, Tehran, Isfahan and Yazd.

Dasht means 'plain' in Persian. It is named after the salt marshes ("kavirs") located there.[2] Namak means 'salt'.