Header Ads

Important Deserts of the world

Desert: A desert is a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life in desert their is less precipitation
1. Continent: Antarctica
  • Desert Name: Antartic
2. Continent: Asia, Europe, North america:
  • Desert Name: Arctic desert
3. Continent: Asia
  • Desert Name: Karakorum, Thar desert, Kyzyl Kum, Taklamakan
4. Continent: Africa
  • Desert Name: Kalahari, Namib, Sahara,
5. Continent: Australia
  • Desert Name: Gibson, Great Sandy, Great Victoria, Simpson, Tanami
6. Continent: Europe
  • Desert Name: Arabian, Dasht-e Kavir, Dasht-e Lut
7. Continent: North America
  • Desert Name: Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran
8. 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
  • Present in south pole
  • 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
  • Present in south pole
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 deseert
  • 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 SSC & Other competitive Exam
  1. Which is the largest desert of the world: Antarctica desert
  2. Which is the largest cold desert in the world: Antarctica desert
  3. Which is the largest hot desert of the world: Sahara desert
  4. Which is the largest desert of India: Thar desert
  5. Which is the largest driest desert of the world: Atacama desert (present in chile in south america)
  6. Which is the second largest desert of the world: Arctic desert
  7. Where is Taklamakan desert: china