Largest Deserts of the World
Sahara Desert North Africa
The Sahara is the worlds largest desert. At over 9,000,000 square kilometers (3,500,000 sq mi), it covers most of Northern Africa, making it almost as large as the United States or the continent of Europe. The desert stretches from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts, to the outskirts of the Atlantic Ocean. To the south, it is delimited by the Sahel: a belt of semi arid tropical savanna that comprises the northern region of central and western Sub Saharan Africa.