Deserts in the World
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List 10 Most Important Deserts in the World :
1. Namib Desert
The Namib, which at an age of 43 million years is widely accounted the world’s oldest desert, is located on the coast of southern Africa. A diverse set of animals live here, many of which exist nowhere else on the planet. The Namib Desert overlays coastal Namibia, extending into Angola and South Africa.
2. Black Rock Desert
Found in Nevada, the Black Rock Desert is most famous for being the site of Burning Man, an annual weeklong event that sees the construction of Black Rock City, where Burners reside during the festival before all traces of it are removed till the following year. Much of the desert is composed of lava beds and alkali flats.
3. Atacama Desert
The Atacama is deemed the driest non-polar desert in the world. A plateau spanning Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile, it measures 600 miles in length and circumscribes an area over 40,000 square miles.
4. Sahara Desert
The Sahara, which carpets a large part of Northern Africa, is the third-largest desert in the world. Winds and sporadic rainfall have shaped the Sahara into a landscape of dunes, valleys, flats, and sand seas. Oases infringe on the parched expanse, nourished by water from the desert’s underground aquifers.
5. Gobi Desert
The Gobi spans parts of China and Mongolia, once encompassing some of the notable cities along the Silk Road. The Gobi is also ‘home’ to the Mongolian death worm, a cryptid described as a red worm two to five feet in length that locals claim can spew acid to kill its prey.
6. Negev Desert
A desert in southern Israel, the Negev hosts several Bedouin cities as well as kibbutzim. The desert constitutes over 55% of Israel’s land area. Throughout the ages, this region has been settled by nomads, the Byzantine Empire, Romans, and many others. Life in the Negev is said to date back almost 7,000 years.
7. Mojave Desert
The Mojave contains Death Valley, which sits at an elevation of 282 feet below sea level, making it the lowest point in North America. Joshua trees delineate the boundaries of the region. Las Vegas, Nevada, is the Mojave’s largest city.
8. Antarctic Desert
With an annual precipitation of approximately eight inches, Antarctica is classified as a desert, perhaps the least hospitable. The continent has no permanent residents. Those who do live in Antarctica are housed in the research stations that ring the continent.
9. Sonoran Desert
The Sonoran Desert sprawls across swaths of Arizona, California, and Mexico (including Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur). The saguaro cactus and the organ pipe cactus, both of which have federal preserves named after them, are native to this rocky desert.
10. Thar Desert
The Thar Desert, covering 77,000 square miles, forms a geomorphic border between India and Pakistan. The desert’s formation and age are a matter of debate. Its varied habitats support a wealth of animal taxa, including 23 species of lizards and 25 species of snakes.
Continental wise Deserts in the world :
We have 7 Continents in the world . Among 7 we have different Deserts. So Please go through each Continent to know the deserts and locations.
Deserts in Africa
|Kalahari Desert||Botswana and parts of South Africa and Namibia|
|Sahara Desert||world’s largest and hottest desert and it covered larger part of North Africa|
|Karoo Desert||southern South Africa|
|Mocamedes Desert||Present in southwest Angola, beside the border of Namibia at north of the Namib Desert north side|
|Danakil Desert||Located in Afar Triangle and Danakil Desert covered northeastern Ethiopia, northwestern most Somalia southern Eritrea and southern Djibouti|
|Eritrean Coastal Desert||Located along the coast of Djibouti and southern part of the coast of Eritrea.|
|Guban Desert||Situated along the coast of northwestern Somalia|
|Ogaden Desert||This desert present in southeastern Ethiopia and in northern and central Somalia|
|Grand Bara Desert||This desert covered south Djibouti parts|
|Chalbi Desert||desert present in northern Kenya along the border with Ethiopia|
|Nyiri Desert||present in southern Kenya along the border with Tanzania|
|Lompoul Desert||Located in northwestern Senegal between Saint-Louis and Dakar|
|Tenere||This desert present at western Chad and northeastern Niger.|
|Tanezrouft||Present in northwestern Niger northern Mali, and southern Algeria, Hoggar Mountains west part.|
|El Djouf||located in parts of northwestern Mali and northeastern Mauritania|
|Djurab Desert||located in northern central Chad|
|Tin-Toumma Desert||lying in southeastern Niger, at the south of the Tenere|
|Libyan Desert (other name is Western Desert)||this desert located in western Egypt, eastern Libya, and northwestern Sudan at the west of the Nile River|
|White Desert||located in western Egypt and Farafra, Egypt|
|Arabian Desert (other name is Eastern Desert)||This desert placed in eastern Egypt and northeastern Sudan between the Red Sea and Nile River|
|Nubian Desert||This desert placed in northeastern Sudan between the Red Sea and Nile River|
|Bayuda Desert||placed in eastern Sudan located just at the southwest of the Nubian Desert|
|Sinai Desert||This desert present in Egypt (on the Sinai Peninsula ).|
|Blue Desert||This desert located around Dahab, Egypt|
|Atlantic Coastal Desert||This desert present along the the Sahara Desert western coast and occupies a narrow strip in Mauritania and Western Sahara.|
Deserts in Asia
|Arabian Desert||Arabian Peninsula|
|Al-Dahna Desert||covered the parts of Saudi Arabia|
|Nefud Desert||northern part of the Arabian
|Ramlat al-Sab`atayn||north-central Yemen|
|Wahiba Sands||present in the parts of Oman|
|Dasht-e Kavir||Central Iran|
|Dasht-e Lut||southeastern Iran (large salt desert)|
|Gobi||Mongolia and China|
|Indus Valley Desert||Pakistan|
|Judaean Desert||Present in eastern Israel and the West Bank|
|Kara Kum||Central Asian|
|Kyzyl Kum||Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan|
|Ordos Desert||northern China|
|Rub’ al Khali Desert||Saudi Arabia|
|Thar Desert||India and Pakistan|
|Maranjab Desert||central Iran|
|Negev Desert||Southern Israel|
Deserts in Europe
|Accona Desert (semi-desert)||Central Italy|
|Bardenas Reales (semi-desert)||Navarre, Spain|
|Błędowska Desert||Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland|
|Deliblatska Peščara Desert||Vojvodina, Serbia|
|Dungeness||(Hingle desert) United Kingdom, Southern Kent|
|Highlands of Iceland||Interior plateau of Iceland|
|Ilhas Selvagens and Ilhas Desertas ( two small archipelagos)||located between Canary Islands, Spain and the island of Madeira, Portugal|
|Larzac||(semi-desert) Massif Central in France|
|Monegros Desert||(semi-desert) – Aragón, Spain|
|Oleshky Sands Desert||Ukraine near Askania-Nova biosphere reserve|
|Oltenian Sahara||Romanian historical province of Oltenia|
|Piscinas||(dunes desert) – Italy|
|Tabernas Desert||Almería, Spain|
Deserts in North America
|Carcross Desert||Smallest Desert in the World, located outside Carcross, Yukon, Canada|
|Black Rock Desert||northwestern Nevada, United States|
|Central Valley of California||California|
|Chihuahua Desert||covering parts of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States|
|Sonoran Desert||South America|
|Atacama Desert||Chile and Peru|
|La Guajira Desert||Northern Colombia and Venezuela|
|Patagonian Desert||(Largest desert in the America) – Argentina and Chile|
|Sechura Desert||South of the Piura Region of Peru|
Deserts in Australia
|Central Desert||central Australian desert|
|Gibson Desert||central Australian desert|
|Great Victoria Desert||biggest desert in Australia|
|Great Sandy Desert||northwestern Australian desert|
|Little Sandy Desert||a western Australian desert|
|Simpson Desert||central Australian desert|
|Strzelecki Desert||south-central Australian desert|
|Tanami Desert||northern Australian desert|
Deserts in New Zealand
Here are the complete details of all deserts in New Zealand.
Rangipo Desert – a barren desert-like plateau on the North Island Volcanic Plateau in New Zealand
Deserts in Polar Regions
Antarctica Desert – The largest desert in the world
Arctic Desert – The second largest “desert” in the world
Greenland –It is large tundra
North American Arctic Desert – (large tundra) large tundra in Russia
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