[Top 8] Important Deserts of the World  Wikiunfold
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[Top 8] Important Deserts of the World 

Deserts are typically defined as arid regions with little rainfall and sparse vegetation. They can be found on every continent and cover about one-third of the Earth's land surface. Deserts are characterized by their extreme temperatures, with hot days and cold nights, and their unique landscapes, which can include sand dunes, rocky outcrops, and canyons.

Despite their harsh conditions, many species of plants and animals have adapted to survive in desert environments.

Sahara desert
It is the world hottest and third largest desert after the Antarctic Desert and the Arctic Desert. It is 94,00,000 sq. km. in area and covers most of North Africa such as Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, and Western Sahara.

Arabian desert  
It is the fourth largest desert in the world. It is 23,30,000 sq. km. in area. It makes up part of Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Gobi desert  
It is the fifth largest desert in the world. It is 13,00,000 sq. km. in area. It covers part of China and Mongolia.

Kalahari desert  
It is the sixth largest desert in the world. It is 9,00,000 sq. km. in area. It covers part of Angola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

Patagonian desert  
It is the seventh largest desert in the world. It is 6,70,000 sq. km. in area. It covers part of Argentina and Chile.

Great Victoria desert  
It is the eight largest desert in the world. It is 6,47,000 sq. km. in area. It covers part of Australia.

Syrian Desert  
It is the ninth largest desert in the world. It is 5,20,000 sq. km. in area. It covers part of Iraq, Jordan and Syria.

Great Basin Desert  
It is the tenth largest desert in the world. It is 4,92,000 sq. km. in area. It covers part of United States.


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