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Deserts in the World: General Awareness is a very important section in almost every competitive exams like FSSAI, RRB NTPC, FCI, CWC, LIC, ESIC, IBPS, SBI, RBI, AAI, DRDO, ISRO, NTRO, State Level Exams, UPSC &  Various Competitive Exams. Questions based on Deserts are always asked in various competitive exams. In this post we are providing you List of Deserts in the World. You can download PDF from the link given below. Get Static GK PDF Notes for all competitive exams like FSSAI, RRB NTPC, FCI, CWC, LIC, ESIC, IBPS, SBI, RBI, AAI, DRDO, ISRO, NTRO, State Level Exams, UPSC &  Various Competitive Exams. Practice Static GK Questions and Answers Here. You can download all Static GK 2019 PDF notes from our website Prashant Chaturvedi

deserts in the world

Deserts in Africa

Kalahari Desert – Kalahari Desert covered Botswana and parts of South Africa and Namibia

Karoo Desert – Karoo Desert spread in southern South Africa

Namib Desert – located in Namibia

Moçâmedes Desert – present in southwest Angola, beside the border of Namibia at north of the Namib Desert north side

Danakil Desert – located in Afar Triangle and Danakil Desert covered northeastern Ethiopia, northwestern most Somalia southern Eritrea and southern Djibouti

Eritrean Coastal Desert – this desert is located along the coast of Djibouti and southern part of the coast of Eritrea.

Guban Desert – this desert is situated along the coast of northwestern Somalia

Ogaden Desert – this desert present in southeastern Ethiopia and in northern and central Somalia

Grand Bara Desert – this desert covered south Djibouti parts.

Chalbi Desert – Chalbi Desert – desert present in northern Kenya along the border with Ethiopia

Nyiri Desert – this desert present in southern Kenya along the border with Tanzania

Lompoul Desert – this desert located in northwestern Senegal between Saint-Louis and Dakar

Sahara Desert – world’s largest and hottest desert and it covered larger part of North Africa

Ténéré – This desert present at western Chad and northeastern Niger

Tanezrouft – this desert present in northwestern Niger northern Mali, and southern Algeria, Hoggar Mountains west part.

El Djouf – a desert located in parts of northwestern Mali and northeastern Mauritania

Djurab Desert – this desert located in northern central Chad

Tin-Toumma Desert – Tin-Toumma Desert lying in southeastern Niger, at the south of the Ténéré

Libyan Desert (other name is Western Desert) – this desert located in western Egypt, eastern Libya, and northwestern Sudan at the west of the Nile River

White Desert – this desert located in western Egypt and Farafra, Egypt

Arabian Desert (other name is Eastern Desert) –This desert placed in eastern Egypt and northeastern Sudan between the Red Sea and Nile River

Nubian Desert – This desert placed in northeastern Sudan between the Red Sea and Nile River

Bayuda Desert – a desert placed in eastern Sudan located just at the southwest of the Nubian Desert

Sinai Desert – This desert present in Egypt (on the Sinai Peninsula ).

Blue Desert –This desert located around Dahab, Egypt

Atlantic Coastal Desert – This desert present along the the Sahara Desert western coast and occupies a narrow strip in Mauritania and Western Sahara.

Deserts in Asia

The bellow depicted list gives you full details of all deserts in Asia continent. Get the list of all deserts located in the Continent Asia and their full information.

Arabian Desert – This desert located on the Arabian Peninsula.

Al-Dahna Desert – covered the parts of Saudi Arabia

Empty Quarter

Largest sand desert in the world

This desert is coverings much of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen

Nefud Desert – This desert present in northern part of the Arabian Peninsula

Ramlat al-Sab`atayn – This desert is located in north-central Yemen

Wahiba Sands – a desert present in the parts of Oman

Cholistan –Pakistan

Dasht-i-Margo – SW Afghanistan

Dasht-e Kavir –Central Iran

Dasht-e Lut –southeastern Iran (large salt desert)

Gobi – Mongolia and China

Indus Valley Desert – Pakistan

Judaean Desert – Present in eastern Israel and the West Bank

Kara Kum – Central Asian

Kharan desert – a desert located in Pakistan

Kyzyl Kum –Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Lop Desert – China

Ordos Desert –northern China

Rub’ al Khali Desert –Saudi Arabia

Taklamakan Desert – China

Thal Desert – Pakistan

Thar Desert – India and Pakistan

Maranjab Desert – central Iran

Negev Desert – Southern Israel

Deserts in Europe

Accona Desert (semi-desert) – Central Italy

Bardenas Reales (semi-desert) Navarre, Spain

Błędowska Desert – Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

Deliblatska Peščara Desert – Vojvodina, Serbia

Dungeness – (Hingle desert) United Kingdom, Southern Kent

Highlands of Iceland –Interior plateau of Iceland

Ilhas Selvagens and Ilhas Desertas ( two small archipelagos) – located between Canary Islands, Spain and the island of Madeira, Portugal

Larzac – (semi-desert) Massif Central in France

Monegros Desert (semi-desert) – Aragón, Spain

Oleshky Sands Desert –Ukraine near Askania-Nova biosphere reserve

Oltenian Sahara –Romanian historical province of Oltenia

Piscinas – (dunes desert) – Italy

Tabernas Desert – Almería, Spain

Deserts in North America

The bellow list gives you the complete details of all deserts in North America. Get the list of all deserts located in North America and their full details along with locations.

Black Rock Desert

Carcross Desert- Smallest Desert in the World

Central Valley of California

Chihuahua Desert

Colorado Desert

Great Basin Desert

Mojave Desert

Pumice Desert, formed of an ash flow from the Mount Mazama’s eruption

Sonoran Desert

South America

Atacama Desert –Chile and Peru

La Guajira Desert –Northern Colombia and Venezuela

Monte Desert – in Argentina

Patagonian Desert (Largest desert in the America) – Argentina and Chile

Sechura Desert – South of the Piura Region of Peru

Deserts in Australia

The bellow list gives you the complete details of all deserts in Australia. Get the list of all deserts located in Australia and their complete details.

Central Desert –central Australian desert

Gibson Desert –central Australian desert

Great Sandy Desert – a northwestern Australian desert

Great Victoria Desert – the biggest desert in Australia

Little Sandy Desert – a western Australian desert

Simpson Desert – a central Australian desert

Strzelecki Desert – a south-central Australian desert

Tanami Desert – a northern Australian desert

Deserts in New Zealand

Here are the complete details of all deserts in New Zealand.

Rangipo Desert – a barren desert-like plateau on the North Island Volcanic Plateau in New Zealand

Deserts in Polar Regions

Antarctica Desert – the largest desert in the world

Arctic Desert – the second largest “desert” in the world

Greenland –It is large tundra

North American Arctic Desert (large tundra) large tundra in Russia

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