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Major deserts in the World pdf

List of Desert of the World pdf > Desert is a large part of the landscape where there is almost no or little rainfall with the extreme weather conditions and usually fewer 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.

# Important Hot Deserts of the World PDF:

Desert Name Location Area Max Temp
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
Important desert in tabular form

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 the desert is very low. Even it 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 hot desert store water within their body parts and plants do the 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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Knowing the Deserts are important for competitive exams

Remembering the name and location of major deserts around the earth is a very important general knowledge for your upcoming examinations like IAS, SSC, Railway, etc.

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Taklamakan Desert


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