The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world,
spanning over 3.6 million square miles and
running through several coun...
The Wadi Rum consists of 278 square
miles (720 square kilometers) of desert
wilderness. Commonly called ‘The Valley
of the...
Salar de Uyuni is the worlds
largest salt flat, spanning 10,582
km2 (4086 m2) in southwestern
Bolivia. The Salar de Uyuni ...
Namib Desert, Namibia Covering an
area of 81,000 km sq (31,274 sq mi),
the Namib is a coastal desert, situated
along the s...
Death Valley is a desert valley
situated within the Mojave Desert.
Aptly named due to its harsh
conditions, it is the lowe...
The Atacama Desert, covering a total area
of 105,000 sq km (40,541 sq mi),
stretches 1000km (600mi) from southern
Peru int...
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Beautiful Deserts to visit around the world
Beautiful Deserts to visit around the world
Beautiful Deserts to visit around the world
Beautiful Deserts to visit around the world
Beautiful Deserts to visit around the world
Beautiful Deserts to visit around the world
Beautiful Deserts to visit around the world
Beautiful Deserts to visit around the world
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Deserts are arid regions, generally receiving less than ten inches of precipitation a year, or regions where the potential evaporation rate is twice as great as the precipitation.

The world's deserts are divided into four categories. Subtropical deserts are the hottest, with parched terrain and rapid evaporation. Although cool coastal deserts are located within the same latitudes as subtropical deserts, the average temperature is much cooler because of frigid offshore ocean currents. Cold winter deserts are marked by stark temperature differences from season to season, ranging from 100° F (38° C) in the summer to 10° F (–12° C) in the winter. Polar regions are also considered to be deserts because nearly all moisture in these areas is locked up in the form of ice.

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  1. 1. The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world, spanning over 3.6 million square miles and running through several countries in Northern Africa including Egypt, Morocco, Niger, Chad, Mauritania, Western Sahara, Sudan, Mali, Algeria and Tunisia. It’s name, ‘Sahara’, is derived from the Arabic word for ‘desert’. The hottest temperature ever was recorded in the Sahara Desert - an astonishing 58 degrees Celsius. The vast majority of the Sahara is a large expanse of sand, though some mountain ranges and grasslands.
  2. 2. The Wadi Rum consists of 278 square miles (720 square kilometers) of desert wilderness. Commonly called ‘The Valley of the Moon’, Wadi Rum refers to the protected southern Jordan valley that cuts through variable colored granite and sandstone mountains. The valley sand varies in color from light tan to brick red. Valley terrain also differs throughout the area, appearing either as flat and wide or as deep, narrow crevices between rock formations
  3. 3. Salar de Uyuni is the worlds largest salt flat, spanning 10,582 km2 (4086 m2) in southwestern Bolivia. The Salar de Uyuni is an incredible landscape, unlike any other desert, featuring vast expanses of glistening white salt. Underneath the cemented salt are large reservoirs of lithium-rich brine. In fact, the area is home to 70% of the world’s lithium reserves.
  4. 4. Namib Desert, Namibia Covering an area of 81,000 km sq (31,274 sq mi), the Namib is a coastal desert, situated along the southwestern coast of the African continent. Stretching over 2000km (1200mi), the Namib crosses Angola, Namibia and South Africa. Characterized by its red sand dunes, that can reach heights of up to 1200ft (365m) or more, the Namib Desert is considered to be particularly old, even by geological standards.
  5. 5. Death Valley is a desert valley situated within the Mojave Desert. Aptly named due to its harsh conditions, it is the lowest, hottest and driest place in the United States. The lowest point is 282ft (82m) below sea level, and the highest temperature ever recorded was 56.7 degrees Celcius in 1913. Interestingly, Mount Whitney, the highest point in the United States, is only 84 miles to the East .
  6. 6. The Atacama Desert, covering a total area of 105,000 sq km (40,541 sq mi), stretches 1000km (600mi) from southern Peru into northern Chile. Said to be the driest place on Earth, it receives almost no rainfall whatsoever. In fact, certain parts of the desert may not experience rainfall for hundreds of years. As a result of these harsh conditions, particularly in the lower Atacama Desert, plant and animal life is almost non-existent. The northern coastal areas, however, do receive a little more rainfall, and as a result, are less arid.
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