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In what countries are deserts found?

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Deserts are found all over the world in countries that include the United States, Chile, Botswana, Namibia, India, Somalia, China, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Libya and Mongolia. In the United States, the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts are found in the southwest region. In northern Africa, the Sahara Desert covers an area that includes over 10 countries.

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The Sahara, which is 3.5 million square miles in size, is the largest desert. This desert is found in the countries of Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan and Libya. The Sahara is one of the hottest areas in the world. The Kalahari Desert, which is 220,000 square miles in area, is found in the countries of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

The Arabian Desert has an area of 1 million square miles and is part of different countries of the Arabian Peninsula, including Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Kuwait. The Iranian Desert is in Iran and covers an area of 100,000 square miles.

The Gobi Desert, which is 500,000 square miles in size, is in Asia in parts of both China and Mongolia. The Taklamakan Desert is also found in China. The Thar Desert has an area of 175,000 square miles and is part of Pakistan and India.

Deserts are found on other continents as well, such as South America and Antarctica. Two deserts located in South America are the Patagonian Desert in Argentina and the Atacama Desert in Chile.

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