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This is a list of deserts sorted by the region of the world in which the
desert A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and, consequently, living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. The lack of vegetation exposes the unprotected surface of the ground to the processes of ...

desert
is located.


Afro-Eurasia Afro-Eurasia (or Afroeurasia, Field, Henry.The University of California African Expedition: I, Egypt, ''American Anthropologist,'' New Series Vol. 50, No. 3, Part 1 (Jul. - Sep., 1948), pp. 479-493. or Eurafrasia), nicknamed the World Island, ...

Afro-Eurasia


Africa Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent A continent is any of several large landmass A landmass, or land mass, is a large region In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', ...

Africa

*
Kalahari Desert The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savannah A savanna or savannah is a mixed woodland-grassland ecosystem characterised by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the Canopy (forest), canopy does not close. The ope ...
– a desert covering much of
Botswana Botswana (, also ), officially the Republic of Botswana ( tn, Lefatshe la Botswana, label=Setswana; Kalanga language, Kalanga: ''Hango yeBotswana''), is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 ...

Botswana
and parts of
Namibia Namibia (, ), officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in Southern Africa Southern Africa is the south South is one of the cardinal directions or compass points. South is the opposite of north and is perpendicular to the east a ...

Namibia
and
South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. With over 60 million people, it is the world's 23rd-most populous nation and covers an area of . South Africa has three capital citie ...

South Africa
*
Karoo Desert
Karoo Desert
- a desert covering parts of southern South Africa *
Namib Desert The Namib (; pt, Namibe) is a coastal in . The name is of origin and means "vast place". According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than along the Atlantic coasts of , , and , extending southward from the Carunjamb ...

Namib Desert
– a desert in present-day Namibia *
Danakil Desert The Danakil Desert is a desert in northeast Ethiopia, southern Eritrea, and northwestern Djibouti. Situated in the Afar Triangle, it stretches across of arid A region is arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water, to ...

Danakil Desert
– a desert lying in the
Afar Triangle upright=1.4, Topographic map showing the Afar Triangle, which correlates to the shaded area in the location map shown above The Afar Triangle (also called the Afar Depression) is a geological depression caused by the Afar Triple Junction, which ...
and covering northeastern
Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country A landlocked country is a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the ...

Ethiopia
, southern
Eritrea Eritrea ( ), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa The Horn of Africa (HoA), also known as the Somali Peninsula, is a large peninsula A peninsula ( la, paeninsula from ' "almost" and ' "island") is a ...

Eritrea
, southern
Djibouti Djibouti, ar, جيبوتي ', french: link=no, Djibouti, so, Jabuuti officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa The Horn of Africa (HoA), also known as the Somali Peninsula, is a large peninsu ...

Djibouti
and northwesternmost
Somalia Somalia,, Osmanya script: 𐒈𐒝𐒑𐒛𐒐𐒘𐒕𐒖; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of SomaliaThe ''Federal Republic of Somalia'' is the country's name per Article 1 of thProvisional Constitutio ...

Somalia
**
Eritrean Coastal Desert The Eritrean coastal desert ecoregion An ecoregion (ecological region) or ecozone (ecological zone) is an and geographically defined area that is smaller than a , which in turn is smaller than a . Ecoregions cover relatively large areas of ...
- a desert lying along the southern part of the coast of Eritrea and the coast of Djibouti * Guban Desert - a desert lying along the coast of northwestern
Somalia Somalia,, Osmanya script: 𐒈𐒝𐒑𐒛𐒐𐒘𐒕𐒖; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of SomaliaThe ''Federal Republic of Somalia'' is the country's name per Article 1 of thProvisional Constitutio ...

Somalia
* Grand Bara Desert - a desert covering parts of south Djibouti *
Chalbi Desert The Chalbi Desert is a small desert in northern Kenya ) , national_anthem = "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu" (, ) is the national anthem of Kenya. History "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu"'s lyrics were originally written in Swa ...

Chalbi Desert
– a desert in northern
Kenya ) , national_anthem = "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu" (, ) is the national anthem of Kenya. History "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu"'s lyrics were originally written in Swahili language, Kiswahili, the national language of Kenya ...

Kenya
along the border with Ethiopia *
Nyiri Desert Nyiri Desert, also called The Nyik ...
- a desert located in southern Kenya along the border with
Tanzania Tanzania (; ), officially the United Republic of Tanzania ( sw, Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in East Africa East Africa or Eastern Africa is the eastern subregion of the Africa Africa is the world's second-larges ...

Tanzania
* Lompoul Desert - a desert lying in northwestern
Senegal Senegal (; french: link=no, Sénégal; Wolof language, Wolof: ''Senegaal''; Arabic language, Arabic: السنغال ''As-Sinighal''), officially the Republic of Senegal (french: link=no, République du Sénégal; Wolof language, Wolof: ''Réew ...

Senegal
between
Dakar Dakar (; ; wo, Ndakaaru) is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or capitals (or more formally ''majuscule'') and ...

Dakar
and
Saint-Louis
Saint-Louis
*
Sahara Desert The Sahara (, ; ar, الصحراء الكبرى, ', 'the Greatest Desert') is a desert on the . With an area of , it is the largest hot in the world and the third largest desert overall, smaller only than the deserts of and the northern . ...

Sahara Desert
– Africa's largest desert and the world's largest hot desert which covers much of
North Africa North Africa or Northern Africa is a region encompassing the northern portion of the African continent. There is no singularly accepted scope for the region, and it is sometimes defined as stretching from the Atlantic shores of Mauritania in th ...

North Africa
comprising: **
Ténéré The Ténéré (Berber languages, Berber: Tiniri, literally: desert, wilderness) is a desert region in the south central Sahara. It comprises a vast plain of sand stretching from northeastern Niger into western Chad, occupying an area of over . The ...
– a desert covering northeastern
Niger ) , official_languages = French , languages_type = National language A national language is a language A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, including speech (spoken language), gestures (Signed languag ...

Niger
and western
Chad Chad (; ar, تشاد , ; french: Tchad, ), officially known as the Republic of Chad ( ar, جمهورية تْشَاد, link=no '; ), is a landlocked A landlocked country is a country that does not have territory connected to an oce ...

Chad
**
Tanezrouft The Tanezrouft ( ar, تنزروفت) is a natural region located along the borders of Algeria ) , image_map = Algeria (centered orthographic projection).svg , map_caption = , image_map2 = , capital = Algiers , coordinates = , ...
– a desert covering northern
Mali Mali (; ), officially the Republic of Mali (french: République du Mali; bm, ߡߊߟߌ ߞߊ ߝߊߛߏߖߊߡߊߣߊ, Mali ka Fasojamana, ff, 𞤈𞤫𞤲𞥆𞤣𞤢𞥄𞤲𞤣𞤭 𞤃𞤢𞥄𞤤𞤭, Renndaandi Maali, ar, جمهورية م ...

Mali
, northwestern Niger as well as central and southern
Algeria ) , image_map = Algeria (centered orthographic projection).svg , map_caption = , image_map2 = , capital = Algiers , coordinates = , largest_city = capital , religion = , official_languages = , languages_type = Oth ...

Algeria
, at the west of the
Hoggar Mountains The Hoggar Mountains ( ar, جبال هقار, Berber Berber or Berbers may refer to: Culture * Berbers Berbers or ''Imazighen'' ( ber, translit=Imaziɣen, ⵉⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵏ, ⵎⵣⵗⵏ; singular: , ) are an ethnic group mostly conce ...

Hoggar Mountains
**
El Djouf El Djouf ( ar, الجوف) is a desert, an arid A region is arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water, to the extent of hindering or preventing the growth and development of plant and animal life. Environments subject t ...
- a desert which covers northeastern
Mauritania Mauritania (; ar, موريتانيا, ', french: Mauritanie; Berber languages, Berber: ''Agawej'' or ''Cengit''; Pulaar language, Pulaar: ''Moritani''; Wolof language, Wolof: ''Gànnaar''; Soninke language, Soninke: ''Murutaane''), officially ...

Mauritania
and parts of northwestern Mali **
Djurab Desert The Djurab Desert (''Djourab'', ) is a desert upright=1.5, alt=see caption, Sand dunes in the Rub' al Khali ("Empty quarter") in the United Arab Emirates">Rub'_al_Khali.html" ;"title="Sand dunes in the Rub' al Khali">Sand dunes in the Ru ...
- a desert covering northern central Chad ** Tin-Toumma Desert - a desert covering southeastern Niger, at the south of the
Ténéré The Ténéré (Berber languages, Berber: Tiniri, literally: desert, wilderness) is a desert region in the south central Sahara. It comprises a vast plain of sand stretching from northeastern Niger into western Chad, occupying an area of over . The ...
**
Libyan Desert The Libyan Desert (not to be confused with the Libyan Sahara) is a geographical region filling the north-eastern  Sahara Desert, from eastern Libya to the Western Desert of Egypt and far northwestern Sudan. On medieval maps, its use predates ...
(also called Western Desert) – a desert covering eastern
Libya Libya (; ar, ليبيا, Lībiyā), officially the State of Libya ( ar, دولة ليبيا, Dawlat Lībiyā), is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to Egypt–Libya border, th ...

Libya
, western
Egypt Egypt ( ar, مِصر, Miṣr), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country This is a list of countries located on more than one continent A continent is one of several large landmasses. Generally identi ...

Egypt
and northwestern
Sudan Sudan ( or ; ar, السودان, as-Sūdān), officially the Republic of the Sudan ( ar, جمهورية السودان, link=no, Jumhūriyyat as-Sūdān), is a country in Northeast Africa. It borders the countries of Central African Republ ...

Sudan
at the west of the
Nile River The Nile, , Bohairic , lg, Kiira , Nobiin Nobiin, or Mahas, is a Northern Nubian languages, Nubian language of the Nilo-Saharan languages, Nilo-Saharan language family. "Nobiin" is the genitive case, genitive form of ''Nòòbíí'' ("Nub ...
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White Desert Sahara el Beyda, the White Desert Protected Area, is a national park in Egypt, first established as a protected area in 2002. It is located in the Farafra depression, north of the town of Farafra, Egypt, Qsar El Farafra. Part of the park is in th ...

White Desert
– a desert covering a part of western Egypt and located in
Farafra The Farafra depression ( ar, واحة الفرافرة, ) is a geological depression, the second biggest by size in Western Egypt Egypt ( ; ar, مِصر ), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning th ...
, Egypt **
Eastern Desert The Eastern Desert is the part of the Sahara The Sahara (, ; ar, الصحراء الكبرى, ', 'the Greatest Desert') is a desert on the African continent Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent ...
– a desert covering eastern Egypt and northeastern Sudan between the Nile River and the
Red Sea The Red Sea ( ar, البحر الأحمر, translit=al-Baḥr al-ʾAḥmar; or ; Coptic Coptic may refer to: Afro-Asia * Copts, an ethnoreligious group mainly in the area of modern Egypt but also in Sudan and Libya * Coptic language, a North ...

Red Sea
***
Nubian Desert 280px, Fragment of Nubian Desert seen from space The Nubian Desert ( ar, صحراء النوبة, ''Şaḩrā’ an Nūbyah'') is in the eastern region of the Sahara Desert, spanning approximately 400,000 km2 of northeastern Sudan Sudan ...
– a desert covering northeastern Sudan between the Nile River and the Red Sea ***
Bayuda Desert The Bayuda Desert, located at , is in the eastern region of the Sahara Desert The Sahara (, ; ar, الصحراء الكبرى, ', 'the Greatest Desert') is a desert on the . With an area of , it is the largest hot in the world and the ...
– a desert covering eastern Sudan located just at the southwest of the Nubian Desert **
Sinai Desert Sinai commonly refers to: * Sinai Peninsula The Sinai Peninsula, or simply Sinai (now usually ) (, ), is a peninsula in Egypt, and the only part of the country located in Asia. It is between the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea ...

Sinai Desert
– a desert located on the
Sinai Peninsula The Sinai Peninsula, or simply Sinai (now usually ) (, ), is a peninsula A peninsula ( la, paeninsula from 'almost' and 'island') is a landform A landform is a natural or artificial feature of the solid surface of the Earth or other ...

Sinai Peninsula
in Egypt **
Atlantic Coastal Desert The Atlantic coastal desert is the westernmost ecoregion An ecoregion (ecological region) or ecozone (ecological zone) is an ecology, ecologically and geographically defined area that is smaller than a bioregion, which in turn is smaller tha ...
– a desert lying along the western coast of the Sahara Desert and occupies a narrow strip in
Western Sahara Western Sahara ( '; ; ) is a disputed territory Controversy is a state of prolonged public dispute or debate, usually concerning a matter of conflicting opinion or point of view. The word was coined from the Latin ''controversia'', as a com ...

Western Sahara
and
Mauritania Mauritania (; ar, موريتانيا, ', french: Mauritanie; Berber languages, Berber: ''Agawej'' or ''Cengit''; Pulaar language, Pulaar: ''Moritani''; Wolof language, Wolof: ''Gànnaar''; Soninke language, Soninke: ''Murutaane''), officially ...

Mauritania


Eurasia Eurasia () is the largest continent A continent is any of several large landmass A landmass, or land mass, is a large region In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', literally "earth description") is a ...

Eurasia


Asia Asia () is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern Hemisphere, Eastern and Northern Hemisphere, Northern Hemisphere of the Earth, Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the cont ...

Asia

*
Arabian Desert The Arabian Desert ( ar, ٱلصَّحْرَاء ٱلْعَرَبِيَّة) is a vast desert upright=1.5, alt=see caption, Sand dunes in the Rub' al Khali ("Empty quarter") in the United Arab Emirates">Rub'_al_Khali.html" ;"title="Sand ...

Arabian Desert
– desert complex on the
Arabian Peninsula The Arabian Peninsula (; ar, شِبْهُ الْجَزِيرَةِ الْعَرَبِيَّة, , "Arabian Peninsula" or , , "Island of the Arabs") is a peninsula of Western Asia, situated northeast of Africa on the Arabian Plate. At , the ...
comprising: ** Al Khatim Desert - a desert near
Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi (, ; ar, أَبُو ظَبْيٍ ' ) is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or capitals (or more fo ...

Abu Dhabi
** Al-Dahna Desert - a desert being the main central division of the Arabian Desert and covering parts of
Saudi Arabia (''Shahada'') , national_anthem = "National Anthem of Saudi Arabia, " "National Anthem of Saudi Arabia" , image_map = Saudi Arabia (orthographic projection).svg , capital = Riyadh , coordinates ...

Saudi Arabia
**
Empty Quarter The Rub' al KhaliOther standardized transliterations include: / . The ' is the assimilated Arabic definite article, ', which can also be transliterated as '. (; ar, ٱلرُّبْع ٱلْخَالِي (), the "Empty Quarter") is the sand de ...
(Rub' al Khali)- the world's largest sand desert and covering much of Saudi Arabia,
Oman Oman ( ; ar, عُمَان ' ), officially the Sultanate of Oman ( ar, سلْطنةُ عُمان ), is a country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Formerly a maritime empire, Oman is the oldest continuously in ...

Oman
, the
United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates (UAE; ar, الإمارات العربية المتحدة ) or the Emirates ( ar, الإمارات ), is a country in Western Asia Western Asia, West Asia, or Southwest Asia, is the westernmost subregion A subregio ...

United Arab Emirates
and
Yemen ) , image_map = Yemen on the globe (Yemen centered).svg , map_caption = , image_map2 = , capital = Sana'a Sanaa ( ar, صَنْعَاء, ' , Yemeni Arabic: ; Old South Arabian: 𐩮 ...

Yemen
**
Nefud Desert An Nafud or Al-Nefud or The Nefud ( ar, صحراء النفود, ''ṣahrā' an-Nafūd'') is a desert A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and, consequently, living conditions are hostile for plant and ...
- a desert in northern part of the
Arabian Peninsula The Arabian Peninsula (; ar, شِبْهُ الْجَزِيرَةِ الْعَرَبِيَّة, , "Arabian Peninsula" or , , "Island of the Arabs") is a peninsula of Western Asia, situated northeast of Africa on the Arabian Plate. At , the ...
**
Ramlat al-Sab`atayn The Ramlat al-Sab'atayn ( ar, رملة السبعتين) is a region of desert in north-central Yemen. It comprises mainly transverse and seif dunes and covers an area of about , roughly . The area includes part of what was known to medieval Arab g ...
- a desert in north-central Yemen **
Wahiba Sands The Sharqiya Sands ( ar, ٱلرِّمَال ٱلشَّرْقِيَّة, Ar-Rimāl Ash-Sharqiyyah, formerly known as Wahiba Sands ( or )) is a region of desert A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and, ...

Wahiba Sands
- a desert covering great parts of Oman **
Judaean Desert The Judaean Desert or Judean Desert ( he, מִדְבַּר יְהוּדָה, , Midbar Yehuda, both ''Desert of Judah'' or ''Judaean Desert''; ar, صحراء يهودا, , Sahraa' Yahuda) is a desert in Israel and the West Bank that lies east of J ...

Judaean Desert
– a desert in eastern
Israel Israel (; he, יִשְׂרָאֵל, translit=Yīsrāʾēl; ar, إِسْرَائِيل, translit=ʾIsrāʾīl), officially the State of Israel ( he, מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, label=none, translit=Medīnat Yīsrāʾēl; ), is a ...

Israel
and the
West Bank The West Bank ( ar, الضفة الغربية '; he, הגדה המערבית ' or ') is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, bordered by Jordan and the Dead Sea to the east and by Israel to the south, west a ...
**
Negev The Negev or Negeb (; he, הַנֶּגֶב; ar, ٱلنَّقَب ') is a desert upright=1.5, alt=see caption, Sand dunes in the Rub' al Khali ("Empty quarter") in the United Arab Emirates">Rub'_al_Khali.html" ;"title="Sand dunes in th ...

Negev
– a desert located in southern Israel *
Bromo Sand Sea
Bromo Sand Sea
– a
volcanic desert A volcanic desert is an area devoid of vegetation because of volcanic activity. The term is usually applied to larger areas such as the Highlands of Iceland, the Rangipo Desert in New Zealand or Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, Cordón Caulle in Chile. O ...
in
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, known locally as Taman Nasional Bromo Tengger Semeru (TNBTS) is a national park located in East Java East Java ( id, Jawa Timur) is a province A province is almost always an administrative division ...
,
East Java East Java ( id, Jawa Timur) is a province A province is almost always an administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level su ...

East Java
,
Indonesia Indonesia ( ), officially the Republic of Indonesia ( id, Republik Indonesia, links=yes ), is a country in Southeast Asia Southeast Asia, also spelled South East Asia and South-East Asia, and also known as Southeastern Asia or SEA, is t ...

Indonesia
*
Dasht-e Kavir Dasht-e Kavir ( fa, دشت كوير, lit=Low Plains in classical Persian, from ''khwar'' (low), and ''dasht'' (plain, flatland), also known as Kavir-e Namak () and the Great Salt Desert, is a large desert lying in the middle of the Iranian Plate ...

Dasht-e Kavir
– a desert in central
Iran Iran ( fa, ایران ), also called Persia, and officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia Western Asia, West Asia, or Southwest Asia, is the westernmost subregion A subregion is a part of a larger regio ...

Iran
*
Dasht-e Lut The Lut Desert, widely referred to as Dasht-e Lut ( fa, دشت لوت, "Emptiness Plain"), is a large salt desert located in the provinces of Kerman Province, Kerman and Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran. It is the Lis ...
– a large salt desert in southeastern Iran * Polond Desert – a desert in eastern Iran *
Maranjab Desert The Maranjab Desert is located in Aran va Bidgol Aran o Bidgol ( fa, آران و بيدگل, also Romanized as Ārān va Bīdgol and Ārān-o-Bīd Gol, meaning "Aran and Bidgol") is a city and capital of Aran va Bidgol County, Isfahan Province, ...
– a desert in central Iran *
Katpana Desert
Katpana Desert
– a cold desert in
Pakistan Pakistan, . Pronounced variably in English as , , , and . officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's List of countries and dependencies by population, fifth-most populous country, with a popul ...

Pakistan
* Indus Valley Desert – a desert located in Pakistan *
Kharan desert The Kharan Desert ( ur, صحرائے خاران) is a Sand dune, sandy and mountainous desert situated in Balochistan province in south-western Pakistan. This desert was the site of Pakistan's second nuclear test, Chagai-II, which was carried ...
– a desert located in Pakistan *
Syrian desert The Syrian Desert ( ar, بادية الشام, ''Bādiyat Ash-Shām''), also known as the Syrian steppe, the Jordanian steppe, or the Badia, is a region of desert, Semi-arid climate, semi-desert and steppe covering of the Middle East, including p ...

Syrian desert
– a desert located in
Syria Syria ( ar, سُورِيَا or ar, سُورِيَة, ''Sūriyā''), officially the Syrian Arab Republic ( ar, ٱلْجُمْهُورِيَّةُ ٱلْعَرَبِيَّةُ ٱلسُّورِيَّةُ, al-Jumhūrīyah al-ʻArabīyah as-S ...

Syria
,
Jordan Jordan ( ar, الأردن; tr. ' ), officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,; tr. ') is a country in Western Asia Western Asia, West Asia, or Southwest Asia, is the westernmost subregion A subregion is a part of a larger region In ge ...

Jordan
and
Iraq Iraq ( ar, الْعِرَاق, translit=al-ʿIrāq; ku, عێراق, translit=Êraq), officially the Republic of Iraq ( ar, جُمْهُورِيَّة ٱلْعِرَاق '; ku, کۆماری عێراق, translit=Komarî Êraq), is a country i ...

Iraq
*
Thal Desert The Thal desert (Urdu Urdu (; ur, , ALA-LC: ) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in South Asia South Asia is the southern region of Asia, which is defined in both geography, geographical and culture, ethno-cultural terms. The r ...
– a desert in Pakistan *
Thar Desert The Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a large arid region A region is arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water, to the extent of hindering or preventing the growth and development Development ...

Thar Desert
– a desert in
India India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi Hindi (Devanagari: , हिंदी, ISO 15919, ISO: ), or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi (Devanagari: , ISO 15919, ISO: ), is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in Hindi Belt, ...

India
and Pakistan **
Cholistan Desert The Cholistan Desert ( ur, ; Punjabi language, Punjabi: ), also locally known as Rohi (), is a large desert in the southern part of Punjab, Pakistan, Punjab, Pakistan that forms part of the Greater Thar Desert, which extends to Sindh province an ...
- a desert in Pakistan * Dasht-e-Margo – a desert in southwestern
Afghanistan Afghanistan (; Pashto Pashto (,; / , ), sometimes spelled Pukhto or Pakhto, is an Eastern Iranian language The Eastern Iranian languages are a subgroup of the Iranian languages The Iranian or Iranic languages are a branch of t ...

Afghanistan
*
Kyzyl Kum The Kyzylkum Desert ( uz, Qizilqum, Қизилқум, قىزىلقۇم; kk, Қызылқұм, Qyzylqum, قىزىلقۇم; russian: Кызылкум) is the 15th largest desert upright=1.5, alt=see caption, Sand dunes in the Rub' al Kha ...

Kyzyl Kum
– a desert in
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan ( kk, Қазақстан, Qazaqstan; russian: Казахстан, Kazakhstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan,; russian: Республика Казахстан, Respublika Kazakhstan, link=no) is a country located mainly in ...

Kazakhstan
and
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan (, ; uz, Ozbekiston, italic=yes, ), officially the Republic of Uzbekistan ( uz, Ozbekiston Respublikasi, italic=yes), is a doubly landlocked country A landlocked country is a country A country is a distinct territory, ter ...

Uzbekistan
* Kara Kum – a large desert in
Central Asia Central Asia is a region in Asia which stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China and Mongolia in the east, and from Afghanistan and Iran in the south to Russia in the north, including the former Soviet Union, Soviet republics of the Sov ...

Central Asia
*
Lop Desert The Lop Desert, or the Lop Depression, is a desert A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and, consequently, living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. The lack of vegetation exposes the u ...
– a desert in
China China (), officially the People's Republic of China (PRC; ), is a country in East Asia East Asia is the eastern region of Asia Asia () is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern Hemisphere ...

China
*
Ordos
Ordos
– a desert in northern China **
Kubuqi DesertKubuqi Desert () is a desert upright=1.5, alt=see caption, Sand dunes in the Rub' al Khali ("Empty quarter") in the United Arab Emirates">Rub'_al_Khali.html" ;"title="Sand dunes in the Rub' al Khali">Sand dunes in the Rub' al Khali ("Empty ...
– a desert in northern China **
Mu Us Desert The Mu Us Desert (also known as the Maowusu Desert; ) is a desert in northern China Northern China () and Southern China () are two approximate regions within China China (), officially the People's Republic of China (PRC; ), is a ...
– a desert in northern China *
Gobi The Gobi Desert () is a large desert or brushland region in East Asia. It covers parts of North China, Northern and Northeast China, Northeastern China and of Southern Mongolia. The desert basins of the Gobi are bounded by the Altai Mountains ...

Gobi
– a desert in
Mongolia Mongolia (, mn, Монгол Улс, Mongol Uls, Mongolian script, Traditional Mongolian: '; literal translation, lit. "Mongol Nation" or "State of Mongolia") is a landlocked country in East Asia. It is bordered by Russia Mongolia–Russia ...

Mongolia
and China **
Badain Jaran Desert The Badain Jaran Desert () is a desert in China China (), officially the People's Republic of China (PRC; ), is a country in . It is the world's , with a of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical and 14 different countries ...
– a desert in China **
Hami Desert The Desert of Hami (, UyghurUyghur may refer to: * Uyghurs, a Turkic ethnic group living in Eastern and Central Asia * Uyghur language, a Turkic language spoken primarily by the Uyghurs ** Uyghur alphabets, any of four systems used to write the lan ...
– a desert in China **
Tengger Desert The Tengger Desert ( mn, Тэнгэр цөл, ) is an arid A region is arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water, to the extent of hindering or preventing the growth and development of plant and animal life. Environment ...
– a desert in China *
Taklamakan The Taklamakan Desert (; zh, s=, p=Tǎkèlāmǎgān Shāmò, Xiao'erjing: , dng, Такәламаган Шамә; ug, تەكلىماكان قۇملۇقى; also spelled Taklimakan and Teklimakan) is a desert in Southwest Xinjiang in Northwest ...

Taklamakan
– a desert located in China *
Gurbantünggüt DesertImage:Desert de Dzoosotoyn Elisen.svg, Location of the Gurbantünggüt Desert The Gurbantünggüt Desert ( kk, Құрбантұңғыт шөлі; zh, s=古尔班通古特沙漠 , t=古爾班通古特沙漠, p=Gǔ'ěrbāntōnggǔtè Shāmò) occupies ...
- a desert located in northwestern China *
Kumtag Desert The Kumtag Desert (, "kum-tag" meaning "sand-mountain" in a number of Turkic languages The Turkic languages are a language family of at least 35 documented languages, spoken by the Turkic peoples of Eurasia from Eastern Europe and Southern Eur ...
- a desert in northwestern China * Karapinar Desert - a desert in Southern Central Anatolia


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Bardenas Reales The (sometimes referred as ') is a semi-desert A semi-arid climate, semi-desert climate, or steppe climate is the climate Climate is the long-term average of weather, typically averaged over a period of 30 years. More rigorously, it is the mea ...

Bardenas Reales
– a semi-arid desert in
Navarre Navarre (; es, Navarra ; eu, Nafarroa ), officially the Chartered Community of Navarre ( es, Comunidad Foral de Navarra, links=no ; eu, Nafarroako Foru Komunitatea, links=no ), is a Fuero, foral autonomous communities of Spain, autonomous co ...

Navarre
,
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Spain
(455 km2) * Błędów Desert - a desert in
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Poland
*
Curonian Spit The Curonian (Courish) Spit ( lt, Kuršių nerija; russian: Ку́ршская коса́ (Kurshskaya kosa); german: Kurische Nehrung, ; lv, Kuršu kāpas) is a long, thin, curved sand-dune A dune is a landform A landform is a natural ...

Curonian Spit
- an arid sand spit to west
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Curonian lagoon
between
Lithuania Lithuania (; lt, Lietuva ), officially the Republic of Lithuania ( lt, Lietuvos Respublika, links=no), is a country in the Baltic region The terms Baltic Sea Region, Baltic Rim countries (or simply Baltic Rim), and the Baltic Sea countr ...
and
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Russia
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Kaliningrad oblast
exclave *
Highlands of Iceland The Highlands of Iceland ( is, hálendið ) are a sparsely inhabited plateau that covers most of the interior of Iceland Iceland ( is, Ísland; ) is a Nordic Nordic most commonly refers to: * Nordic countries, written in plural as Nordi ...
– the interior plateau of
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Iceland
; not a desert by climate, but effectively one because precipitation penetrates the volcanic soil so quickly that the land is infertile (20,000 km2) * Monegros Desert – a semi-arid desert in
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, Spain *
Ryn Desert The Ryn Desert or Ryn-Peski Desert ( kk, Нарын құмы, ''Naryn-Qumy'') is a desert in western Kazakhstan Kazakhstan ( kk, Қазақстан, Qazaqstan; russian: Казахстан, Kazakhstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, ...

Ryn Desert
- a desert in western
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan ( kk, Қазақстан, Qazaqstan; russian: Казахстан, Kazakhstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan,; russian: Республика Казахстан, Respublika Kazakhstan, link=no) is a country located mainly in ...

Kazakhstan
and southwestern
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Russia
*
Tabernas Desert The Tabernas Desert ( es, Desierto de Tabernas) is one of Spain , * gl, Reino de España, * oc, Reiaume d'Espanha, , , image_flag = Bandera de España.svg , image_coat = Escudo de España (mazonado).svg , national_motto = , ...

Tabernas Desert
– a semi-arid desert in
Almería Almería (, also , ) is a city in Andalusia, Spain, located in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, and is the capital of the province of Almería, province of the same name. Abd al-Rahman III founded the Alcazaba of Almería, Alcazaba ...
, Spain (280 km2)


Americas The Americas (also collectively called America) is a landmass comprising the totality of North America, North and South America. The Americas make up most of the land in Earth's Western Hemisphere and comprise the New World. Along with th ...

Americas


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North America

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Chihuahua Desert The Chihuahuan Desert ( es, Desierto de Chihuahua, ) is a desert and ecoregion An ecoregion (ecological region) or ecozone (ecological zone) is an ecology, ecologically and geographically defined area that is smaller than a bioregion, which i ...
a desert in
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Mexico
and the
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United States
*
Great Basin Desert The Great Basin Desert is part of the Great Basin between the Sierra Nevada (U.S.), Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Range. The desert is a geographical region that largely overlaps the Great Basin shrub steppe defined by the World Wildlife Fund, a ...
**
Black Rock Desert The Black Rock Desert is a semi-arid region (in the Great Basin shrub steppe eco-region) of lava beds and playa, or alkali flats, situated in the Black Rock Desert–High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, a silt playa n ...
**
Death Valley Death Valley is a desert valley in Eastern California, in the northern Mojave Desert, bordering the Great Basin Desert. It is one of the hottest places on Earth, along with deserts in the Middle East and the Sahara. Death Valley's Badwater Ba ...

Death Valley
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Mojave Desert The Mojave Desert ( ; mov, Hayikwiir Mat'aar) is a xeric Deserts and xeric shrublands are a biome A biome is a collection of plants Plants are mainly multicellular organisms, predominantly photosynthetic Photosynthesis is a ...

Mojave Desert
a desert in the United States *
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*
Sonoran Desert The Sonoran Desert ( es, Desierto de Sonora) is a North American desert and ecoregion An ecoregion (ecological region) or ecozone (ecological zone) is an and geographically defined area that is smaller than a , which in turn is smaller than ...

Sonoran Desert
a desert in the United States and Mexico **
Colorado Desert California California is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (newspaper), a dai ...
**
Gran Desierto de Altar The Gran Desierto de Altar is one of the major sub-ecoregion An ecoregion (ecological region) or ecozone (ecological zone) is an and geographically defined area that is smaller than a , which in turn is smaller than a . Ecoregions cover rela ...

Gran Desierto de Altar
*
Thompson Plateau The Thompson Plateau, also known as the Okanagan-Thompson Plateau, forms the southern portion of the Interior Plateau The Interior Plateau comprises a large region of the Interior of British Columbia, and lies between the Cariboo Mountains, Cariboo ...
a desert in
Canada Canada is a country in the northern part of North America North America is a continent A continent is any of several large landmasses. Generally identified by convention (norm), convention rather than any strict criteria, ...

Canada


South America South America is a continent A continent is any of several large landmasses. Generally identified by convention (norm), convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven geographical regions are commonly regarded as continent ...

South America

*
Atacama Desert
Atacama Desert
– a desert in Chile and Peru * La Guajira Desert – a desert in northern Colombia and Venezuela * Monte Desert – in Argentina, a smaller desert above the Patagonian Desert * Patagonian Desert – the largest desert in the
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Americas
, located in Argentina * Sechura Desert – a desert located south of the Piura Region of Peru * Jalapão A desert park in Tocantins, flag, Brazil


Oceania


Australia

* Central Desert – a central Australian desert * Gibson Desert – a central Australian desert * Great Sandy Desert – a northwestern Australian desert * Great Victoria Desert – the biggest desert in Australia (continent), 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


New Zealand

* Rangipo Desert – a barren desert-like plateau (with 1.5-2.5 m/yr rainfall) on the North Island Volcanic Plateau in New Zealand


Polar regions of Earth, Polar regions


Antarctic

* Antarctica, Antarctic Desert – the largest desert in the world ** Meyer Desert – a small desert close to the South Pole


Arctic

* Arctic, Arctic Desert – the second largest "desert" in the world, though it consists of frozen ocean, land ice, and tundra, so (like the rest of this section) not a desert climate in any conventional sense ** North American Arctic – a large tundra in Northern America *** Greenland – mostly covered by land ice, like Antarctica ** Far North (Russia), Russian Arctic – a large tundra in
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Russia


Pseudo-deserts

Some geographical features are referred to as "deserts", and this word may even feature in their names, despite not meeting any meteorological definitions for a desert. * Accona Desert – area of Siena, Italy. * Barreiro da Faneca – clayey expanse in the Azores. * Błędów Desert, Błędowska Desert – area of sands in
Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 Voivodeships of Poland, administrative provinces, covering an area of , and has a largely Temperate climate, temperate seasonal cli ...

Poland
. * Carcross Desert – sand-dune system in Yukon,
Canada Canada is a country in the northern part of North America North America is a continent A continent is any of several large landmasses. Generally identified by convention (norm), convention rather than any strict criteria, ...

Canada
. * Chara Sands – region of Siberia, Russia. * Deliblatska Peščara – sand expanse in Vojvodina, Serbia. * Desert of Maine - 40-acre expanse of glacial sand-dunes in Maine, United States. * Desert of Wales – a large, upland area of Wales. * Dunas dos Ingleses – sand-dune system in Brazil. * Dungeness – single expanse in South East England, United Kingdom, misleadingly nicknamed "Britain's only desert".https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/may/11/why-go-to-the-sahara-when-you-can-visit-kent-desert-life-in-dungeness ‘Why go to the Sahara when you can visit Kent?’: ‘desert’ life in Dungeness] * Joaquina Beach – beach in Brazil. * Kaʻū Desert - an area of desertification in Hawaii, due to the acid rainfall caused by the nearby Kīlauea volcano. * Larzac – limestone karst plateau in the south of the Massif Central, France. * Lençóis Maranhenses National Park * Melnik, Bulgaria, Melnik Desert Canyon – a canyon in Bulgaria. * Oleshky Sands – sands in Kherson Oblast, Ukraine. * Oltenian Sahara – area of desertification in Oltenia, Romania. * Pobiti Kamani, The Stone Desert – rock formation in Bulgaria. * Red Desert (South Africa), Red Desert – desert-like region in South Africa. * Sand dunes of Lemnos – sand-dune expanse on Lemnos, Greece. * Sands of Đurđevac – sand-dune system in Croatia. * Sleeping Bear Dunes – lakeshore in Michigan, United States. * Słowiński National Park – sand-dune expanse in Poland. * Tottori Sand Dunes – sand-dune system in Tottori Prefecture, Japan.


See also

* Desert * Desertification * List of deserts by area * Polar desert * Tundra


References

{{DEFAULTSORT:Deserts Deserts, * Deserts and xeric shrublands, * Lists of landforms Lists of deserts, Geography-related lists