Can’t decide what to do for your next expedition? Here’s a list of the eight largest desert’s on the planet taken from The Economist’s excellent World in Figures.
What are the largest deserts?
- Sahara Desert* – Northern Africa – 8,600km²
- Arabian Desert – South-western Asia – 2,300km²
- Gobi Desert – Mongolia & China – 1,166km²
- Patagonian Desert – Argentina – 673km²
- Great Victoria Desert – Western & Southern Australia – 647km²
- Great Basin Desert – South-Western United States – 492km²
- Chihuahuan Desert – Northern Mexico – 450km²
- Great Sandy Desert -Western Australia – 400km²