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Main deserts of the world (with their location on a map)

Main deserts of the world

1. INTRODUCTION

Below you can find a list and a map with the main world’s deserts.

I hope you find it useful.

 

2. LARGEST DESERTS IN THE WORLD (location and area in km²)

  1. Antarctic Desert (Antarctica): 14,200,000 km²
  2. Arctic Desert (Arctic): 13,900,000 km²
  3. Sahara Desert (Africa): 9,200,000 km²
  4. Great Australian Desert (Australia): 2,700,000 km²
  5. Arabian Desert (Middle East): 2,333,000 km²
  6. Gobi Desert (Asia): 1,295,000 km²
  7. Kalahari Desert (Africa): 900,000 km²
  8. Patagonian Desert (South America): 673,000 km²
  9. Syrian Desert (Middle East): 500,000 km²
  10. Great Basin Desert (North America): 492,000 km²

 

3. IMAGE/MAP WITH THE LOCATION OF THE MAJOR WORLD’S DESERTS

Main deserts of the world

Click on the image to see full size.

 

4. REFERENCES

  • Wikipedia.org (2023). List of deserts by area. Available [HERE].
  • Vzb83 (2005). Map with the top/biggest deserts in the world represented on a planisphere. Original image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons. Available [HERE].
 

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