Among the existing deserts can be distinguished the most ambitious in size. There are many tropical deserts. If we take into account the sandy desert, the largest of them - the Sahara.
Great tropical desertsLeading in size positions in tropical deserts, near the Sahara desert. Therefore, she is called the Queen of the Desert. The area is almost nine million one hundred thousand square kilometers, which is not much less than the territory of the United States. The location of the desert - North Africa.
The Sahara Desert in Africa is called the Queen of the Desert
View from space on the Arabian desert
Gobi - one of the largest deserts of Eurasia
Kalahari - a huge desert in southern Africa
Part of Mexico and America crosses the desert Chihuahua. Its territory is four hundred fifty thousand square kilometers. Nearby is the Sonoran Desert, an area of three hundred and ten square kilometers. About two hundred thousand square kilometers - the territory of the Tar desert. It extends over the territory of countries such as Pakistan and India.
The largest desert in AsiaAmong the Asiatic deserts, the Gobi desert occupies the leading position. Its landscape is amazing and varied - these are mountains and sand dunes, plains and dunes. The territory is located both in Mongolia and in China. The desert is anhydrous and extremely dry. Its boundlessness captures.
The giant Gobi desert surprises with its landscapes
Africa's largest desertAs you know, the largest desert on the African continent is the Sahara. It is located in the northern part, and its territory affects such states as Egypt, Niger, Algeria and Mali. The Sahara also passes partially through the territory of Libya, Morocco and Chad, the territory of Western Sahara and Sudan. The leader in the number of emerging mirages is the same. There is even a map of mirages that helps determine the places of their most likely and frequent occurrence.
Anomaly: in 1979 in the Sahara snow fell.
The largest desert in the worldAmong the hot deserts of the world, the first place is undoubtedly behind the Sahara, but if we compare by area, then the snow desert of Antarctica is greatest.That it is recognized not only the greatest, but also the coldest, as well as the driest among all the other deserts of the planet. By type it is polar. Its area is about fourteen million square kilometers.
This polar desert has been little studied, and that nobody knows under the eternal ice there. Scientists have studied the fauna and flora of the Antarctic for many years. Belgica Antarctica is the name of the wingless midge, which is the largest land animal in Antarctica. Its length does not exceed one centimeter of three millimeters.
The world's largest arctic desert
But it is in the Antarctic. According to uznayvse.ru, the temperature minimum there was minus 89.2 degrees.