List of largest Deserts in the world (Type, Area, Location)

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Rank Name Type Area (sq km) Area (sq mi) Location
1 Antarctica Cold Winter 14000000 5400000 Antarctica
2 Sahara Subtropical 9000000 3300000 North Africa (Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco,Niger, Sudan, Tunisia and Western Sahara)
3 Arabian Desert Subtropical 2330000 900000 Western Asia (Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen)
4 Gobi Desert Cold Winter 1000000 500000 Central Asia (Mongolia)
5 Kalahari Desert Subtropical 900000 360000 Southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa)
6 Great Victoria Desert Subtropical 647000 220000 Australia
7 Patagonian Desert Cold Winter 620000 200000 South America (Argentina and Chile)
8 Syrian Desert Subtropical 520000 200000 Western Asia (Iraq, Jordan, and Syria)
9 Great Basin Desert Cold Winter 492000 190000 United States
10 Chihuahuan Desert Subtropical 450000 175000 North America (Mexico and United States)
11 Great Sandy Desert Subtropical 400000 150000 Australia
12 Karakum Desert Cold Winter 350000 135000 Turkmenistan
13 Colorado Plateau Cold Winter 337000 130000 United States
14 Sonoran Desert Subtropical 310000 120000 North America (Mexico and United States)
15 Kyzylkum Desert Cold Winter 300000 115000 Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)
16 Taklamakan Desert Cold Winter 270000 105000 China
17 Thar Desert Subtropical 200000 77000 South Asia (India, Pakistan)
18 Gibson Desert Subtropical 156000 60000 Australia
19 Dasht-e Margo Subtropical 150000 58000 Afghanistan
20 Registan Desert Subtropical 146000 56400 Afghanistan
21 Simpson Desert Subtropical 145000 56000 Australia
22 Atacama Desert Cool Coastal 140000 54000 South America (Chile and Peru)
23 Mojave Desert Subtropical 124000 48000 United States
24 Namib Desert Cool Coastal 81000 31000 Southern Africa (Angola and Namibia)
25 Dasht-e Kavir Subtropical 77000 30000 Iran

Largest Deserts in the world
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