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Posted : June 2012
Posted : June 2012
1. The Sahara Desert
The Sahara desert in northern Africa is the world's largest hot desert. The mighty Sahara spans 3,400,000 square kilometres and can be found in 8 different countries which include; Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara and Djibouti.
The second largest desert in the world at 2,300,000 square kilometres is the Arabian. The huge Arabian desert stretches across 8 different nations including; Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
3. The Gobi Desert
The third largest hot desert in the world is the wonderful Gobi. The Gobi desert spans 1,300,000 square kilometres and can be found in China and Mongolia.
4. The Kalahari Desert
The fourth largest desert in the world is the Kalahari at 850,000 square kilometres. The Kalahari is the second largest desert in Africa behind the Sahara. It spans across three different countries; Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
5. The Patagonia Desert
The world's fifth largest desert is the Patagonia at 700,000 square kilometres. The desert is located in the South American countries of Argentina and Chile.
6. Great Victoria Desert
The sixth largest desert in the world and largest in Australia is the Great Victoria Desert. The hot desert spans 648,000 square kilometres.
7. Great Basin Desert
The Great Basin desert in North America is the world's seventh largest hot desert. It spans 495,000 square kilometres and can be found in the United States of America and Mexico.
8. The Chihuahuan Desert
The world's eighth largest desert at 400,000 square kilometres is the Chihuahua (Chihuanhuan Desert) in the United States of America and Mexico.
9. Great Sandy Desert
The world's ninth largest desert and Australia's second largest is the Great Sandy Desert. The desert covers 375,000 square kilometres.
10. The Karakum Desert
The world's tenth largest hot desert is the Karakum Desert (Kara-Kum). At 330,000 square kilometres, the desert crosses through the two Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.