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10 largest deserts in the world


Rank   Desert                                          Area (km²)         Area (mi²)

  1. Antarctic Desert (Antarctica)    13,829,430    5,339,573
  2. Arctic Desert (Arctic)                 13,726,937    5,300,000
  3. Sahara Desert (Africa)                9,100,000+   3,320,000+
  4. Arabian Desert (Middle East)      2,330,000       900,000
  5. Gobi Desert (Asia)                      1,300,000       500,000
  6. Kalahari Desert (Africa)                 900,000       360,000
  7. Patagonian Desert (S. America)    670,000       260,000
  8. Great Victoria Desert (Australia)   647,000       250,000
  9. Syrian Desert (Middle East)            520,000       200,000
  10. Great Basin Desert (N. America)   492,000       190,000

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