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Largest Deserts in the World

Area1
Desert Location sq km sq mi
Sahara northern Africa 9,100,000 3,500,000
Gobi Mongolia/northeastern China 1,300,000 500,000
Patagonian Argentina 670,000 260,000
Rub' al Khali southern Arabian peninsula 650,000 250,000
Great Sandy northwestern Australia 390,500 150,000
Great Victoria southwestern Australia 390,500 150,000
Chihuahuan Mexico/southwestern United States 360,000 140,000
Takla Makan northern China 360,000 140,000
Sonoran Mexico/southwestern United States 310,000 120,000
Kalahari southwestern Africa 260,000 100,000
Kyzyl Kum Uzbekistan 260,000 100,000
Thar India/Pakistan 260,000 100,000
Simpson Australia 100,000 40,000
Mohave southwestern United States 52,000 20,000
1) Desert areas are very approximate, because clear physical boundaries may not occur.

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Kalahari Desert; Desert; Sahara; Gobi
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