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What is the size of the Sahara Desert?

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2018-03-15 10:28:01
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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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