What Are the Names of Deserts Around the World?

The names of some well-known deserts are the Sahara, Gobi, Mojave, Sonoran, Kalahari, Namib and the Great Victoria Desert. There are many more, including the Arabian, Syrian and Patagonian deserts. Similarly, the two biggest deserts are located in polar regions, and they are the Antarctic Polar and Arctic Polar deserts.

The Namib, Kalahari and Sahara deserts are in Africa. The largest of these is the Sahara Desert with a surface area of 3.5 million square miles. The Mojave and Sonoran deserts are subtropical deserts found in North America. With an area of 120,000 square miles, the Sonoran Desert is larger than the Mojave Desert.

While the Gobi Desert is in parts of China and Mongolia, the Great Victoria Desert is in Australia. The difference between them is that the Gobi is a cold winter desert and the other is a subtropical desert.

A desert is a geographical region that receives little rain. There are four different desert types, including cold winter, subtropical, polar and cold coastal.