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Types of Desert

Arabian Desert
Arabian Desert

The Arabian Desert. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. The Arabian Desert is bordered to the north by the Syrian Desert, to the northeast and east by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, to the southeast and south by the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, and to the west by the Red Sea.

Atacama Desert
Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert (Spanish: Desierto de Atacama) is a plateau in South America (primarily in Chile), covering a 1000-km (600-mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. It is the driest desert in the world, as well as the only true desert to receive less precipitation than the polar deserts.

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Chihuahuan Desert
Chihuahuan Desert

Chihuahuan Desert. The Chihuahuan Desert is a desert and ecoregion designation covering parts of Mexico and the United States. It occupies much of West Texas, southeastern Arizona, parts of the middle and lower Rio Grande Valley and the lower Pecos Valley in New Mexico, as well as the central and northern portions of the Mexican Plateau.

Dasht-e Kavir
Dasht-e Kavir

Dasht-e Kavir (Persian: دشت كوير ‎, lit. 'Low Plains' in classical Persian, from khwar (low), and dasht (plain), flatland), also known as Kavir-e Namak (lit. 'salty lowlands') and the Great Salt Desert, is a large desert lying in the middle of the Iranian plateau.

Dasht-e Lut
Dasht-e Lut

Dasht-e Lut. The Lut Desert, widely referred to as Dasht-e Lut (Persian: دشت لوت‎‎, "Emptiness Plain"), is a large salt desert located in the provinces of Kerman and Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran.

Gibson Desert
Gibson Desert

Gibson Desert. The Gibson Desert, an interim Australian bioregion, is a large desert that covers a large dry area in the state of Western Australia and is still largely in an almost "pristine" state.

Gobi Desert
Gobi Desert

Gobi Desert. The Gobi Desert (/ˈɡoʊ.bi/; Mongolian: говь, govĭ, /ɢɔwʲ/, "semidesert"; Chinese: 戈壁; pinyin: Gēbì, Xiao'erjing: قْبِ, /kɤ˥pi˥˩/) is a large desert region in Asia. It covers parts of northern and northwestern China, and of southern Mongolia.

Great Basin Desert
Great Basin Desert

The Great Basin Desert is part of the Great Basin between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Range. The desert is a geographical region that largely overlaps the Great Basin shrub steppe defined by the World Wildlife Fund, and the Central Basin and Range ecoregion defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and United States Geological Survey.

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Great Sandy Desert
Great Sandy Desert

Great Sandy Desert. The Great Sandy Desert, an interim Australian bioregion,[1][2] is located in the North West of Western Australia straddling the Pilbara and southern Kimberley regions.

Great Victoria Desert
Great Victoria Desert

The Great Victoria Desert, an interim Australian bioregion, is a sparsely populated desert area in Western Australia and South Australia.

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Kalahari Desert
Kalahari Desert

Kalahari Desert. The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savanna in Southern Africa extending for 900,000 square kilometres (350,000 sq mi), covering much of Botswana, parts of Namibia and regions of South Africa.

Karakum Desert
Karakum Desert

The Karakum Desert, also spelled Kara-Kum and Gara-Gum (Turkmen: Garagum, pronounced; Russian: караку́мы, tr. Karakumy; IPA:;), is a desert in Central Asia. Its name means Black Sand in Turkic languages, in reference to the dark soil that lies beneath the sandy surface of much of the desert.

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Kyzylkum Desert
Kyzylkum Desert

The Kyzylkum Desert (Uzbek: Qizilqum/қизилқум, قىزىلقۇم; Kazakh: қызылқұм/Qızılqum, قىزىلقۇم), also spelled Qyzylqum, is the 16th largest desert in the world. Its name means Red Sand in Turkic languages.

Mojave Desert
Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert ( /moʊˈhɑːvi, mə-/,[5][6][7] mo-HAH-vee or mə-HAH-vee) is an arid rain-shadow desert and the driest desert in North America.[8] It is located in the southwestern United States, primarily within southeastern California and southern Nevada, and it occupies a total of 47,877 sq mi (124,000 km2).

Namib
Namib

Namib, Portuguese Namibe , a cool coastal desert extending for 1,200 miles (1,900 km) along the Atlantic coast from Namibe (formerly Moçâmedes) in Angola southward across Namibia to the Olifants River in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Patagonian Desert
Patagonian Desert

The Patagonian Desert, also known as the Patagonia Desert, Patagonian Steppe, or Magellanic Steppe, is the largest desert in Argentina and is the 8th largest desert in the world by area, occupying 673,000 square kilometers (260,000 mi 2).

Registan Desert
Registan Desert

The Registan Desert (Persian: ریگستان), also known as Rigestan Desert, is an extremely arid plateau region located between Helmand and Kandahar provinces in southwestern Afghanistan.

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Sahara
Sahara

The Sahara is divided into western Sahara, the central Hoggar (Ahaggar) Mountains, the Tibesti Mountains, the Air Mountains, an area of desert mountains and high plateaus, Ténéré desert and the Libyan desert, which is the most arid region.

Sonoran Desert
Sonoran Desert

The Sonoran Desert as currently defined covers approximately 100,000 square miles (260,000 sq. km.) and includes most of the southern half of Arizona, southeastern California, most of the Baja California peninsula, the islands of the Gulf of California, and much of the state of Sonora, Mexico.

Taklamakan Desert
Taklamakan Desert

Taklamakan Desert. The Taklamakan Desert /ˌtæk.lə.məˈkæn/ (Chinese: 塔克拉玛干沙漠 Tǎkèlāmǎgān Shāmò, Xiao'erjing: تَاكْلامَاقًا شَاموْ; Uyghur: تەكلىماكان قۇملۇقى‎; Dungan: такəламаган шамə), also spelled "Taklimakan" and "Teklimakan", is a desert in southwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, northwest China.

Thar Desert
Thar Desert

The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent that forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan. It is the world's 17th largest desert, and the world's 9th largest subtropical desert.

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