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Top 10 Largest Deserts in the World

Exploring the largest desert in the world will make you deadly tired. The hot temperature and rough wind will make you terribly weak. In some movies, probably you will always see how some people trap in a desert with no water and food. Some of them are hallucinating to see an oasis in the desert. In this post I will show you the top 10 largest deserts in the world. Most of them are located in Africa, Asia and Australia.

10. Kara-Kum Desert: Uzbekistan / Turkmenistan

The tenth position of the largest desert is taken by Kara-Kum Desert. It is located in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. More than 70 per cent of the Turkmenistan area is covered by this desert.

Largest desert Kara Kum Desert Top 10 Largest Deserts in the World

Largest desert: Kara-Kum Desert

9. Great Sandy Desert: Australia

Let’s go to Australia if you want to know the ninth place of the largest desert. Such position is taken by the Great Sandy Desert. It is located on the northwester side of Australia. The area of the desert encompassed 140,000 square miles or 360,000 square kilometer.

Largest desert Great Sandy Desert Top 10 Largest Deserts in the World

Largest desert: Great Sandy Desert

8. Chihuahuan Desert: Mexico

Chihuahuan Desert grabs the eighth position of the largest desert. The location of this desert is on the border of United States and Mexico. The area of the desert is measured at 140,000 square miles. In the North America, this desert gains the second place of the largest desert, whereas the first position is taken by the Great Basin Desert.

Largest desert Chihuahuan Desert Top 10 Largest Deserts in the World

Largest desert: Chihuahuan Desert

7. Great Basin Desert: USA

The Great Basin Desert in United States steals the seventh place of the largest desert. There are many kinds of animals living in this desert. Some of them include the black tailed jackrabbit, coyote, kangaroo rat, ground squirrel, fox, mice and skunk. If you want to enjoy seeing various kinds of bird, you may need to go to the desert oases.

Largest desert Great Basin Desert Top 10 Largest Deserts in the World

Largest desert: Great Basin Desert

6. Great Victoria Desert: Australia

The Great Victoria Desert gets the sixth place of the largest desert. It is located in the southern part of Australia. In this place, you will see the grassland, sand hill along with the salt lakes. The desert covers 163,900 square miles area.

Largest desert Great Victoria Desert Top 10 Largest Deserts in the World

Largest desert: Great Victoria Desert

5. Patagonia Desert: Argentina

You may need to know that fifth place of the largest desert is taken by Patagonia Desert in Argentina. The area of this desert spans on 260,000 square miles or 673,000 square kilometer.

Largest desert Patagonia Desert Top 10 Largest Deserts in the World

Largest desert: Patagonia Desert

4. Kalahari Desert: Southern Africa

Kalahari Desert is located on the fourth rank of the largest desert. The area of this desert is up to 350,000 square miles or 900,000 square kilometer. This desert is located on the southern Africa. It covers the area of some countries in Africa like Botswana, South Africa and also Namibia.

Largest desert Kalahari Desert Top 10 Largest Deserts in the World

Largest desert: Kalahari Desert

3. Gobi Desert: Mongolia / China

The third largest desert is Gobi Desert. It is located on the border of Mongolia and China. This desert is so famous in the past. I believe that the people who have been living in China or Mongolia will be familiar with the Mongol Empire as well as the important cities used to build in this desert.

Largest desert Gobi Desert Top 10 Largest Deserts in the World

Largest desert: Gobi Desert

2. Arabian Desert: peninsula

The Arabian Desert gains the seconds place of the largest dessert. It occupies the area of 86,000 square miles or 222,740 square kilometer. There are only few people who live in this desert. This desert is so beneficial for in the ancient time many people used the granite, sandstone to limestone to build a house.

Largest desert Arabian Desert Top 10 Largest Deserts in the World

Largest desert: Arabian Desert

1.  Sahara Desert: North Africa

The fourth position of the largest dessert is taken by Sahara Desert. The land area of this desert is in the measurement of 3,500,000 square miles or 9,000,000 square kilometers. It spans in the North African Region. The area of this desert is almost as wide as the European continent.

Largest desert Sahara Desert Top 10 Largest Deserts in the World

Largest desert: Sahara Desert

Have you even visited one of the largest desserts above?