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Africa:

Antarctica: A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... The Kalahari Desert is a large, arid to semi-arid sandy area in southern Africa that covers about 500,000 km². It covers 70% of Botswana, and parts of Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. ... Dune 7, the highest sand dune in the world, in the Namib Desert, Namibia. ...

  • Antarctica -the interior of the continent is the world's largest desert

Asia:

Australia:
See: Deserts of Australia The Gobi is a large desert region in northern China and southern Mongolia. ... Dust storm in Taklamakan from space, June 25, 2005 The Taklamakan (also Taklimakan) is a desert of Central Asia, in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Ordos Desert 1912 The Ordos Desert (Chinese: 鄂尔多斯沙漠; Pinyin: Èěrduōsī Shāmò) is a desert and steppe region lying on a plateau in the south of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... For the desert in Kazakhstan, see Aral Karakum. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... The Kyzyl Kum (Uzbek: red sand; also called Qyzylqum) is a desert in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. ... A NASA satellite image of the Thar Desert, with the India-Pakistan border superimposed is found in canada, united states. ... Cholistan Desert (Urdu: صحرائے چولستان) is located in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. ... Location of deserts in Australia Deserts of Australia cover a large portion of the land in Australia. ...

Europe: A four wheel drive in the Gibson Desert The Gibson Desert is a Western Australian desert made up of sandhills and dry grass. ... Location of deserts in Australia This article is about the Australian desert. ... The Great Victoria Desert is a barren, arid and sparsely populated desert ecoregion in southern Australia. ... Ted Colsons expedition across the Simpson Desert in 1936 The Simpson Desert is a desert covering approximately 170,000 square kilometres[1] in central Australia, occupying an area bounded on the west by the Finke River and the Mabel Range, the Adam Range to the north, the Georgina River... The Little Sandy Desert is desert in Australia, located in Western Australia near the Great Sandy Desert. ... The Strzelecki Desert is located in South Australia. ... The Tanami Desert is a desert in northern Australia. ... The Western Desert refers to a large tract of desert in the west of Australia, comprising the Gibson Desert, the Great Sandy and Little Sandy Deserts. ...

Middle East: The Highlands of Iceland cover most of the interior of Iceland. ... BÅ‚Ä™dów Desert (Polish: ) - desert in Upper Silesian Industry Region (Poland / European Union) at bound Metropolis Katowice. ... Lesser Poland Voivodeship (Polish: województwo maÅ‚opolskie) is an administrative region or voivodeship in southern Poland. ... Foggy morning on the Deliblato Sands. ... Vojvodina (red) is one of Serbias two autonomous provinces Capital (and largest city) Novi Sad Official languages Ethnic groups  2. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian language 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 8th century   -  First unified state c. ...

North America:
See: List of North American deserts This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Arabian Peninsula Emirets towers in United Arab Emirates; the eastern part of Arabian Penisula The Arabian Peninsula (in Arabic: شبه الجزيرة العربية, or جزيرة العرب) is a peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia consisting mainly of desert. ... Satellite view of Al-Dahna desert. ... Location of the empty quarter in Arabia Sand dunes in the Empty Quarter The Empty Quarter (Arabic: Rub al Khali الربع الخالي), is one of the largest sand deserts in the world, encompassing the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula, including southern Saudi Arabia, and areas of Oman, the United Arab Emirates... The Nefud or An-Nafud is a desert area in the northern part of the Arabian peninsula, occupying a great oval depression; 180 mi (290 km) long and 140 mi (225 km) wide. ... Dasht-e Kavir desert: satellite photograph Dasht-e Kavir (دشت كوير in Persian), also known as Kavir-e Namak or Great Salt Desert is a large desert lying in the middle of the Iranian Plateau. ... As seen from space Dasht-e Lut is a large salt desert in southeastern Iran. ... Desert hills in southern Judea, looking east from the town of Arad Judea or Judaea (יהודה Praise, Standard Hebrew Yəhuda, Tiberian Hebrew Yəhûḏāh) is a term used for the mountainous southern part of historic Palestine, an area now divided... Rock face in the Negev Desert near Beersheba on the way to Eilat. ... The Desert of Sin (Hebrew: מדבר סין, Midbar Sin) is one of the places the Israelites camped at during the Exodus. ... The Zin Desert or Zin Wilderness (Hebrew: מדבר צן, Midbar Tzin) is mentioned in the Torah as one of the places visited by the Israelites during the forty years they spent wandering in the wilderness. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library of Congress. ... Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez (west), Gulf of Aqaba (east) from Space Shuttle STS-40 For other uses of the word Sinai, please see: Sinai (disambiguation). ... This is a list of North American deserts. ...

South America: For the indigenous American tribe, see Mohave. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Great Basin is a large, arid region of the western United States, commonly defined as the contiguous watershed region, roughly between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada, that has no natural outlet to the sea. ... Map of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. ... The Chihuahuan Desert is a desert that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. ...

Image:Guajireandesert. ... Atacama The Atacama Desert of Chile is a virtually rainless plateau made up of salt basins (salares), sand, and lava flows, extending from the Andes mountains to the Pacific Ocean. ... Astronaut photography of the Patagonian Desert (most of the view) contrasted with the Rio Lamay, seen flowing eastward from the Andes. ... The Sechura desert is a desert ecoregion of coastal Peru. ... The Monte Desert, is a South American desert, located within the country of Argentina. ...

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Desert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2152 words)
Deserts sometimes contain valuable mineral deposits that were formed in the arid environment or that were exposed by erosion.
Arid and extremely arid land are deserts, and semiarid grasslands generally are referred to as steppes.
Deserts are also classified by their geographical location and dominant weather pattern as trade wind, mid-latitude, rain shadow, coastal, monsoon, or polar deserts.
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