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The size of the Sahara Desert is 3.3 million square miles (about 8.6 million square kilometres) or around 25 percent of Africa.

It covers most of North Africa­.

The Sahara Desert, due to drought, erosion, desertification and poor agricultural practices, is expanding at a rate of close to 30 miles (50km) south a year into an area called the Sahel. African nations are trying to create a wall of forest to slow down and possibly prevent the accelerated rate of desertification.

It is the world's largest hot desert, covering the countries of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, and Western Sahara.
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What is the Sahara Desert?

The Sahara Desert is a hot, dry area covering most of North Africa. Because there is practically no rainfall, few plants can grow there and those that do are specialized fo

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Where is the Sahara Desert?

The Sahara covers the northern section of Africa , and spreads over almost all of the "top" of the continent. It is the largest hot desert in the world, as well as the second

What kind of desert is the Sahara desert?

A desert is any place that receives less than 250 mm of precipitation a year. Desert types can be arranged in a two by five matrix. On one axis - Hot deserts: Very hot i

Why is the Sahara a desert?

It is desert due to lack of water, lack of farmable land, the type of flora and fauna that live there, climate, and vast amounts of sand. It gets very hot in the day and cold

What size country is the same size as the Sahara Desert?

  Using 9,000,000 sq. km as the area of the Sahara (from Wikipedia), if the Sahara were a country, it would rank just between Brasil (8,514,877 sq. km) and China (9,598,09

How do you get out of the Sahara Desert?

Ha-ha, not easy, but if you knew where your relative position was the best thing would probably to head towards the coast (which ever was the closest). The thing that you wou