Deserts of the World

Name of the DesertExtends into countries
Sahara DesertAlgeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia
AtacamaChile, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina
Kalahari Desert Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
Arabian Desert Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen
Gobi Desert Mongolia, China
Great Victoria Desert Australia
Patagonian Desert Argentina, Chile
Thar Desert India, Pakistan
Takla Makan Desert China
Syrian Desert Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Iraq
Chihuahuan Desert Mexico, United States
Great Basin Desert United States
Mojave Desert United States
Karakum Desert Turkmenistan

Facts about Deserts

Deserts are areas which receive less than 25 cm of rain in an year.
About 1/3rd of Earth's land surface is covered by deserts.
The largest desert is Antarctica.
The largest hot desert is the Sahara Desert.
Atacama desert is the driest desert in the world.
Europe is the only continent which does not have any major deserts.

 

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Match Countries and Deserts

CountryOptionDesert
1. China a. Thar
2. Pakistanb. Kalahari
3. U.S.A.c. Atacama
4. Namibiad. Takla Makan
5. Perue. Sahara
6. Egyptf. Mojave