Important Deserts of the world

December 22, 2021

Desert: A desert is a barren area of the landscape where little precipitation occurs and, consequently, living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.

  1. Continent: Antarctica

Desert Name: Antartic

  1. Continent: Asia, Europe, North America

Desert Name: Arctic desert

  1. Continent: Asia

Desert Name: Karakum, Thar desert, Kyzylkum, Taklamakan, Arabian, Dasht-e Kavir, Dasht-e Lut, Gobi Desert

  1. Continent: Africa

Desert Name: Kalahari, Namib, Sahara,

  1. Continent: Australia

Desert Name: Gibson, Great Sandy, Great Victoria, Simpson, Tanami

  1. Continent: Europe

Desert Name: Tabernas Desert

  1. Continent: North America

Desert Name: Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran

  1. Continent: South America

Desert Name: Atacama, Patagonian

📚 Important Points to be remember about Important desert of the world

▪️Desert name: Antartic

Largest desert in the world

Largest cold desert in the world

Area: 1,38,29,430 square km

Type: polar

▪️Desert name: Arctic desert

Second largest desert in the world

Area: 1,37,26,937 square km

Type: polar

▪️Desert name: Gobi

Present in Asia

Area: 1,300,000 square km

Cold winter desert

▪️Desert name: Sahara

Largest hot desert

Present in Africa

Subtropical desert

94,00,000 square km

▪️Desert name: Atacama

The Driest Desert on the Earth

Area: 1,40,000 square km

Present in Chile

Type: Cool Coastal

▪️Desert name: Great Basin

Type: Cold Winter

Present in US

Area: 4,92,000 square km

⚠️ Types of Question Can be asked in Railways, SSC & Other Competitive Exams :

● Which is the largest desert of the world: Antarctica desert

● Which is the largest cold desert in the world: Antarctica desert

● Which is the largest hot desert of the world: Sahara desert

● Which is the largest desert of India: Thar desert

● Which is the largest driest desert of the world: Atacama desert (present in chile in south America)

● Which is the second largest desert of the world: Arctic desert

● Where is Taklamakan desert: China


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