Types of Deserts: 15 Largest Deserts In The World

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Largest deserts exist in every continent in the world, but let’s talk about the 15 biggest of them all. Well, desert is a landscape or a region that receives very little precipitation. Some people think that desert is the place entirely covered by sand, but actually there is more. Well, desert is the area of land that receives less than 10 inches of rain annually. So, that means some deserts are hot while the others are cold. That is because some cold areas also receive very little rain.

There are 4 types of deserts: Polar Deserts, Subtropical Deserts, Cold Winter Deserts, and Cool Coastal Deserts. There is one best known desert in the world, the Sahara desert. However, the largest desert is located in somewhere else actually. We can see that Antarctic Desert has the largest area, but Sahara desert is the world’s hot desert. There are more deserts out there that might not know before. So let’s explore and see what those deserts are.

1. Antarctic Desert

Largest Deserts
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Type: Polar Desert
Location: Antarctica
Surface Area: 14,000,000 square kilometers

2. Arctic Desert

Lone in the arctic desert
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Type: Polar
Location: Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia
Surface Area: 13,985,000 square kilometers

3. Sahara Desert

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Type: Subtropical
Location: Northern Africa
Surface Area: 9,000,000 square kilometers

4. Arabian Desert

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Type: Subtropical
Location: Arabian Peninsula
Surface Area: 2,330,000 square kilometers

5. Gobi Desert

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Type: Cold Winter
Location: China and Mongolia
Surface Area: 1,000,000 square kilometers

6. Kalahari Desert

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Type: Subtropical
Location: South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia
Surface Area: 900,000 square kilometers

7. Great Victoria Desert

Red Earth Desert
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Type: Subtropical
Location: Australia
Surface Area: 647,000 square kilometers

8. Patagonian Desert

Cerros Madre e Hija
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Type: Cold Winter
Location: Argentina
Surface Area: 620,000 square kilometers

9. Syrian Desert

Syrian Desert (5079756828)
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Type: Subtropical
Location: Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Surface Area: 520,000 square kilometers

10. Great Basin Desert

Great Basin Desert 3 by Earth's beauty site
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Type: Cold Winter
Location: United States
Surface Area: 492,000 square kilometers

11. Chihuahuan Desert

Chihuahuan Desert from South Rim BIBE
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Type: Subtropical
Location: Mexico
Surface Area: 450,000 square kilometers

12. Great Sandy Desert

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Type: Subtropical
Location: Australia
Surface Area: 400,000 square kilometers

13. Kara-Kum Desert

Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan
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Type: Cold Winter
Location: Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
Surface Area: 350,000 square kilometers

14. Colorado Plateau Desert

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Type: Cold Winter
Location: Cold Winter
Surface Area: 337,000 square kilometers

15. Gibson Desert

Gibson Desert and moon from Alfred & Marie Range
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Type: Subtropical
Location: Australia
Surface Area: 156,000 square kilometers

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