Top 10 Largest Deserts in the World

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  • Post last modified:August 25, 2021

Deserts are a Landscape that obtains an enormously low amount of downfall, which means not support for most plants, Water in the deserts is very rare. Most of the Deserts receive very low rainfall in the year. The Deserts are classed as BWh (hot desert), hot deserts usually have a large periodic and seasonal temperature range, most in the daytime with Hotness. About 33% of the Earth’s surface is covered by Desert, most of the desert is made by rain shadows and compiled of Sand and rocky surfaces.

The Antarctic is the Largest desert, but not a hot desert, this Place actually one of the coldest places on Earth, in the Season of summer Ice starting to melt and becomes a desert, the surface of the Antarctic is desert and it cold temperature covers Ice snow 100s of feet thicker. The Arctic is a Cold desert that covers the area of 13,726,937 square km in the region of polar. But Most of the Geological expeditions revealed that Antarctica and the Arctic are the Largest Deserts in the World.

The Largest Cold Desert in the World.

1. Antarctic Desert

Antarctica is the Largest Desert and Cold Desert in the World covers Area of about 13,829,430 square kilometers, over 98% of the Antarctic is covered in Ice with 1.6 km in thickness. The Antarctic is located in the South Pole. In the Antarctic, when the atmosphere getting hot in the season the ice caps melt and most of the Place becomes a Desert. The Average Temperature in the Antarctic is around -85° C in the winter and 10° C in the summer.

Antarctic Desert
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2. Arctic Desert

This is the Polar region located on the North Pole (Northern Part of the Earth), arctic is the second-largest Desert on the Earth covered an Area of 13,726,937 square kilometers. Arctic receives temperature -40° C in the winter and around 15° C in the summer. This is the Largest Hot Desert in the World.

Artctic Desert

3. Sahara Desert

Sahara is the Largest Hot Desert in the World according to the total Area covered about 9,400,000 square km and located in the region of Africa and it stretched through 13 countries. Climate is in this Land enormous variation that very hot and warm in the air in the daytime and cold at night.

Sahara Desert

4. Arabian Desert

The Arabian Desert located in the West of Asia stretches on Gulf countries, Jordan and Iraq with an area Cover 2,330,000 square km (length- 2,100 km and width-1,100 km). The Arabian Desert is almost near to the Sahara Desert and the Climate is hot and has warm air.

Arabian Desert
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5. The Gobi Desert

Gobi Desert is located in Northwestern of China and Southern of Mongolia and it stretched 1,300,000 square km and 1,500 km in length, 800 km in width. The temperature in the Gobi wandering from –40°C in winter to +50°C in summer.

Gobi Desert
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6. Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert has located in Africa and covering most part of Botswana, some parts of Namibia and South Africa, and stretches Area about 900,000 square km, the temperature in the summer ranges from 20° to 45° C and receives average of 175 to 250 millimeters of rainfall in the year.

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7. Patagonian Desert

The Patagonian Desert is the largest desert in the Americas, located in the Southern part of South America and the Deserts stretches land in Argentina and Chile with a total area of 673,000 square km.

Patagonian Desert
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8. Great Victoria Desert

The Great Victoria Desert is located in Australia and the largest in Australia that comprises Grassland Plains, Small Sandhills and Salt Lakes, the desert covers an area of 647,000 square km, and the temperature range from average 36° C in the summer and falls average 21° C in winter.

Great Victoria Desert
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9. Syrian Desert

Syrian Desert is located in the Middle East which covers portions of Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia and stretched its Area to about 520,000 square km. The desert consists rocky and flat.

10. Great Basin Desert

The Great Basin Desert is the largest Desert in USA and bordered some part on Escalante Desert in East and Mojave Desert in South, and covering area of 492,000 square Km.

Great Basin Desert
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