Tarim Basin Basin in Xinjiang region, nw China, between the Tian Shan and Kunlun mountain ranges. Taklamakan Desert covers most of the region. The Turfan Depression, China's lowest point, at 154m (505ft), is in the extreme e. The River Tarim, 2027km (1260mi) long, is formed by the confluence of the Kashgar and Yarkand rivers. It flows e then se into the basin.
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