Sand

Sand is a mixture of very small pieces of different rocks or minerals such as granite and feldspar and sand stone. It is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. Sand grains are between the size of gravel grains (which is from 2 mm to 64 mm) and the size of silt (which is around 0.0625 mm to 0.004 mm). It is found on beaches, and in deserts.

Sand is most of the time made of silica (silicon dioxide, or SiO2). Sand is also formed by granite by weathering and erosion.Sand is made from large boulders eroding (being broken apart by wind or rocks). They get smaller and smaller until they reach the beach or a low lying area.Sand dunes are made when wind or a river pulls sand into a mountain-like shape. They can be found in deserts, but sometimes high up on beaches too.

Sand is gritty to touch.

Uses of Sand

  • Sand is crucial in the process of mixing concrete.
  • Sand is sometimes in households for aesthetic purposes.
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Sand
Ænglisc: Sand
العربية: رمل
aragonés: Arena
armãneashti: Arinâ
asturianu: Sable (material)
Aymar aru: Aqu
azərbaycanca: Qum (torpaq)
Bahasa Banjar: Karangan
беларуская: Пясок
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Пясок
български: Пясък
Boarisch: Sond
bosanski: Pijesak
brezhoneg: Traezh
català: Sorra
Чӑвашла: Хăйăр
chiShona: Jecha
Cymraeg: Tywod
dansk: Sand
Deutsch: Sand
Diné bizaad: Séí
eesti: Liiv
Ελληνικά: Άμμος
English: Sand
español: Arena
Esperanto: Sablo
estremeñu: Arena
euskara: Harea
فارسی: ماسه
français: Sable
Gaeilge: Gaineamh
Gàidhlig: Gainmheach
galego: Area
한국어: 모래
Հայերեն: Ավազ
हिन्दी: बालू
hrvatski: Pijesak
Bahasa Indonesia: Pasir
interlingua: Sablo
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᓯᐅᕋᖅ
íslenska: Sandur
italiano: Sabbia
עברית: חול
Basa Jawa: Wedhi
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಮರಳು
ქართული: ქვიშა
қазақша: Құм
Kiswahili: Mchanga
Kreyòl ayisyen: Sab
Кыргызча: Кум
Latina: Harena
latviešu: Smiltis
Lëtzebuergesch: Sand
lietuvių: Smėlis
Limburgs: Zandj
lingála: Zɛ́lɔ
magyar: Homok
македонски: Песок
മലയാളം: മണൽ
मराठी: वाळू
Bahasa Melayu: Pasir
မြန်မာဘာသာ: သဲ
Nāhuatl: Xālli
Nederlands: Zand
नेपाली: बालुवा
नेपाल भाषा: फि
日本語:
norsk nynorsk: Sand
Nouormand: Sablloun
occitan: Arena
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਰੇਤ
پنجابی: ریت
polski: Piasek
português: Areia
română: Nisip
Runa Simi: Aqu
русский: Песок
саха тыла: Кумах
Scots: Saund
sicilianu: Rina
سنڌي: واري
slovenčina: Piesok
slovenščina: Pesek
Soomaaliga: Ciid
српски / srpski: Песак
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Pijesak
Basa Sunda: Keusik
suomi: Hiekka
svenska: Sand
Tagalog: Buhangin
தமிழ்: மணல்
tarandíne: Réne
తెలుగు: ఇసుక
ไทย: ทราย
тоҷикӣ: Рег
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᎾᏳ
ತುಳು: ಪೊಯ್ಯೆ
Türkçe: Kum
українська: Пісок
اردو: ریت
Tiếng Việt: Cát
walon: Såvlon
West-Vlams: Zand
Winaray: Baras
粵語:
Zazaki: Qum
žemaitėška: Smėltės
中文:
Lingua Franca Nova: Arena