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? asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 10 years ago

how many deserts are there and what are they called?

cold and hot deserts please, and if possible provide a map with its location

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    * Algerian Desert – part of the Sahara located in Algeria

    * Arabian Desert – a desert stretching from Eastern Egypt to Iraq

    * Blue Desert – a desert in Egypt

    * Kalahari Desert – covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa

    * Karo – a semi-desert region in South Africa

    * Libyan Desert – part of the Sahara located in Libya

    * Namib Desert – a desert in present day Namibia

    * Nubian Desert – a desert in present day Sudan

    * Owami Desert – a desert in Nigeria

    * Sahara Desert – the world's largest hot desert

    * Sinai Desert – a desert located on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt

    * White Desert – a desert in Egypt


    * Antarctica Desert - largest Polar/desert in the world.

    Arctic Basin

    * Arctic Desert - large tundra in the artic

    * North American Arctic - large tundra on the North America* Russian Arctic - the large tundra in Russia


    * Akshi Desert - a desert in India

    * Badain Jaran - a desert located in China

    * Betpak-Dala - a desert located in Kazakhstan

    * Cholistan - a desert in India and Pakistan

    * Dasht-e Kavir - a desert in central Iran

    * Dasht-e Lut - a large salt desert in southeastern Iran

    * Gobi - a desert in Mongolia and China

    * Indus Valley Desert - a desert located in Pakistan

    * Kara Kum - a large Central Asian desert

    * Kharan desert - a desert located in Pakistan

    * Kyzyl Kum - a desert in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

    * La Paz Sand Dunes - a desert in northern Philippines

    * Lop Desert - a desert in China

    * Ordos - a desert in northern China

    * Rub' al Khali - a desert located in Saudi Arabia

    * Taklamakan - a desert located in China

    * Thal Desert - a desert in Punjab of Pakistan

    * Thar Desert - a desert in Pakistan and India

    Australia & New Zealand

    * Central Desert - a central Australian desert

    * Gibson Desert – a central Australian desert

    * Great Sandy Desert – a northwestern Australian desert

    * Great Victoria Desert

    * Little Sandy Desert – a western Australian desert

    * Rangipo Desert – a barren desert-like plateau (with 1.5-2.5 m/yr rainfall) on the North Island Volcanic Plateau in New Zealand

    * Simpson Desert – a central Australian desert

    * Strzelecki Desert – a south-central Australian desert

    * Tanami Desert – a northern Australian desert


    * Accona Desert - a semi-Desert in Southern Italy

    * Bardenas Reales - a semi-desert in Navarra, Spain (455 km²)

    * Błędowska Desert – a desert located in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland (32 km²)

    * Deliblatska Peščara - a desert located in Vojvodina, Serbia (300 km²)

    * Highlands of Iceland – the interior plateau of Iceland; not a desert by climate, but effectively one because precipitation penetrates the volcanic soil so quickly that it is unavailable to plants

    * Monegros Desert - a semi-desert in Aragón, Spain

    * Oleshky Sands - a desert located in Ukraine near Askania-Nova biosphere reserve (15 km in diameter)

    * Oltenian Sahara – a desert spanning approximately 80.000 hectares or 800 km² in the Romanian historical province of Oltenia

    * Piscinas - a desert located in South-West Sardinia, Italy (5 km²)

    * Stranja Sahara - a desert in southeastern Bulgaria near the city of Burgas. It is about 80,000 hectares, sometimes estimated to about 850 sq km. It is near the borders of Turkey and northwestern Greece.

    * Tabernas Desert – a desert in Almería, Spain (280 km²)

    Middle East

    * Arabian Desert – a vast desert complex on the Arabian Peninsula comprising the Al-Dahna Desert, Empty Quarter, Nefud Desert and other deserts

    * Dasht-e Kavir – a desert in central Iran

    * Dasht-e Lut – a large salt desert in southeastern Iran

    * Judean Desert – a desert in eastern Israel and in the West Bank

    * Maranjab Desert – a desert in central Iran

    * Negev – a desert located in southern Israel

    * Ramlat al-Sab`atayn- a sand desert in central & northeastern Yemen, part of the Empty Quarter

    * Wahiba Sands – a desert in Oman

    North America

    * Central Valley of California (which is divided into the Sacramento Valley in the north, and the San Joaquin Valley in the south). This area has largely been transformed, due to irrigation canals, to an agricultural area. It is technically a semi-arid climate.

    * Chihuahuan Desert

    * Colorado Desert

    * Mojave Desert

    * Sonoran Desert

    South America

    * Atacama – a desert in Chile and Peru, the driest place on Earth

    * La Guajira Desert – a desert in northern Colombia

    * Monte Desert – in Argentina, a smaller desert above the Patagonian

    * Patagonian Desert – the largest desert by area in the Americas, located in Argentina and Chile

    * Sechura Desert –

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