Major deserts in the World
List of Desert of the World pdf > Desert is a large part of landscape where there is almost no or little rainfall with extreme weather condition and usually less plants. There are many deserts in the world. Some of them are important for any competitive exam. Where are deserts located in the world? Those are given below with details such as their location, area and the maximum temperature reached. Remembering the name and location of major deserts around the earth is very important general knowledge for your upcoming examinations like IAS, SSC, Railway etc.
# Important Hot Deserts of the World PDF:
|Sahara Desert||North Africa||9.2 million km²||47 °C|
|Kalahari Desert||South Africa||930,200 km²||40 °C|
|Namib Desert||Namibia (Africa)||81,121 km²||45 °C|
|Gobi Desert||Mongolia||1.296 million km²||45 °C|
|Atacama Desert||Chili||104,982 km²||25 °C|
|Victoria Desert||Australia||348,700 km²||40 °C|
|Sonoran Desert||California (USA)||261,100 km²||48°C|
|Karakum Desert||Turkmenistan||350,342 km²||50 °C|
|Taklamakan Desert||China||336,900 km2||40 °C|
|Thar Desert||India||199429 km2||50 °C|
|Patagonian Desert||Argentina, Chile||670,100 km2||31 °C|
|Sechura Desert||USA||185,000 km2||33 °C|
|Mojave Desert||USA||125,000 km²||56 °C|
|Dasht-e-Kavir||Northern Iran||77,500 km²||50 °C|
|Dasht-e Lut||Eastern Iran||51,800 km²||70.7° C|
|Kyzylkum Desert||Uzbekistan||298,500 km²||52 °C|
|An Nafud||Saudi Arabia||103,500 km²||54°C|
The temperature in day time in a desert is very high. But it reached to very low in night. Therefor in desert day is very hot and night is very cold.
- Rainfall in desert is very low that even can not reach up to 1 cm rainfall over 5-10 years. Some deserts are so hot that the raindrops get evaporate before reaching the ground. The animals in desert store water within their body parts and plants do same in their stem.
- There is almost no desert in Europe.
Sahara desert is the largest in the world.
Thar desert is the largest in India.
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