Sahara Desert

The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world. It covers the northern portion of the continent of Africa.

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Sahara Desert

How can you describe the Sahara desert?

Very hot and nothing but sand.

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Where is the Sahara Desert?

The Sahara covers most of the northern third of Africa. It is the largest hot desert in the world.

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Sudan
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Is the Sahara Desert in Sudan?

Only part of the Sahara Desert is found in Sudan (north Sudan). The Sahara Desert is vast and streaches through most north African countries.

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How far does the Sahara desert extend?

Parts of North and East Africa.It extends to at over 9,400,000 square kilometres (3,630,000 sq mi).

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It was hard to cross Sahara?

Since it is very big, has almost no water, is very hot during the day, very cold at night, and can kill people; yes it is hard to cross the Sahara dessert.

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What animals live in the Sahara Desert?

A variety of animal species live in the Sahara Desert, where in its dry interior, or along the edges. There are some 70 species of mammals and at least 90 species of birds, while another 300 species of migratory birds are found in the Sahara. There are also numerous reptiles, amphibians and a range of invertebrates:

  • Anubis baboon
  • Barbary sheep
  • Barn owl
  • Blue-cheeked Bee Eater
  • Brown-necked and fan-tailed ravens
  • Cape hare
  • Common jackal
  • Dama deer
  • Desert eagle
  • Desert hedgehog
  • Dorcas gazelle
  • Desert lark
  • Desert sparrow
  • Desert wheatear (bird)
  • Dromedary (single-humped camel)
  • Gerbil
  • Guinea fowl
  • Jerboa
  • Libyan striped weasel
  • Little grebe
  • Little owl
  • Lizards, e.g. skink, chameleon
  • Nubian bustards
  • Oryx
  • Ostrich
  • Pale crag martin
  • Raptor
  • Rattlesnake
  • Sahara frog
  • Sand fox
  • Sand lark
  • Scorpion
  • Secretary bird
  • Slender mongoose
  • Snake, e.g. cobra, viper
  • Spotted hyena
  • Spotted sandgrouse
  • White-crowned black wheatear (bird)
  • Yellow wagtail

Animal species, including mammals, birds, reptiles and some of the invertebrates which live in the Sahara Desert include:
  • Anubis baboon
  • Barbary sheep
  • Barn owl
  • Brown-necked and fan-tailed ravens
  • Cape hare
  • Common jackal
  • Dama deer
  • Desert eagle
  • Desert hedgehog
  • Dorcas gazelle
  • Dromedary (single-humped camel)
  • Gerbil
  • Guinea fowl
  • Jerboa
  • Libyan striped weasel
  • Lizards, e.g. skink, chameleon
  • Nubian bustards
  • Oryx
  • Ostrich
  • Pale crag martin
  • Raptor
  • Rattlesnake
  • Sand fox
  • Sand lark
  • Scorpion
  • Secretary bird
  • Slender mongoose
  • Snake, e.g. cobra, viper
  • Spotted hyena

Animal species, including mammals, birds, reptiles and some of the invertebrates which live in the Sahara Desert include:
  • Anubis baboon
  • Barbary sheep
  • Barn owl
  • Brown-necked and fan-tailed ravens
  • Cape hare
  • Common jackal
  • Dama deer
  • Desert eagle
  • Desert hedgehog
  • Dorcas gazelle
  • Dromedary (single-humped camel)
  • Gerbil
  • Guinea fowl
  • Jerboa
  • Libyan striped weasel
  • Lizards, e.g. skink, chameleon
  • Nubian bustards
  • Oryx
  • Ostrich
  • Pale crag martin
  • Raptor
  • Rattlesnake
  • Sand fox
  • Sand lark
  • Scorpion
  • Secretary bird
  • Slender mongoose
  • Snake, e.g. cobra, viper
  • Spotted hyena
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Colombia
Sahara Desert

Which are closer to the equator the nomads of the Sahara or coffee growers of Colombia?

The coffee growers of Colombia.

Colombia lies across the equator in northern South America, from about 12° N down to 4° S latitude. Almost all of the Sahara is north of the Tropic of Cancer, from 23.5° N up to 33° N latitude in Africa.

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Chickens and Roosters
Infectious Diseases
Sahara Desert

Why can't chickens fly?

Chickens can fly for short distances. In the wild, they roost in trees, not on the ground. Chicken farmers will "pin" their wings to keep them under manageable control.

"Genetically-modified" chickens are raised for human consumption, and are not structurally the same as wild birds. Normal chickens can fly pretty well, and banties can fly as well as partridges! (i.e. not as high or as far as migratory birds).

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Kingdom of Kush

How did the Sahara desert effect to Egypt and Nubia?

The hot sands of Sahara protected Egypt and Nubia from invaders. It also limited communication and transport.

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Geography
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How many people live in the Sahara Desert?

Estimates on the population of the Sahara Desert vary from between 2.5 million to 4 million people.
Thousands of people live in the sahara but most are very poor and have diseases. they do not get much water or mendicine so they die

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What is the description of the Sahara desert area?

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What is the climate of the Sahara Desert?

The Sahara Desert is hot and arid (dry). The temperature is around 50oC (122oF) in the daytime - it's one of the hottest places on earth. At night it can become very cold - most of the animals living in the Sahara are nocturnal, preferring to come out of their burrows to feed when it is cooler. Sometimes the temperature goes below 60oF (15.55oC).
The climate graph fo the Sahara desert will be very little rainfall but a very high temprature .

Hotter than you think maybe like 30 - 40 degrees on May 5th 2009
VERY HOT AND DRY. There is very little rain fall about 1in per year.

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Africa
Sahara Desert

Difference between Sahara desert and ladakh deserts?

as we see Sahara desert is a hot desert and ladakh desert is a cold desert.

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Sahara Desert

What is the Sahara Desert?

The Sahara is a huge desert that covers much of the northern third of Africa. It is the largest hot desert on earth and second largest desert overall.

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Travel & Places
Adjectives and Articles
Century - 1800s
Sahara Desert

What type of transportation was available in the 1800s?

There were steamships, canals, and the beginning of a few railroads, also covered wagons, horse and carriage/buggies. Canoes, riverboats, horses, by foot, Clippers (ocean transportation), pack mules, The Civil War saw the beginnings of the Submarine, Hot Air balloon.

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Sahara Desert

In which countries is the Sahara Desert located?

The Sahara Desert is located in North Africa and covers the following countries and territories (either in part or fully):

  1. Algeria
  2. Chad
  3. Egypt
  4. Lybia
  5. Mali
  6. Mauritania
  7. Morocco
  8. Niger
  9. Sudan
  10. Tunisia
  11. Western Sahara (This is not a country, its a territory mainly under the control of Morocco)

It does not entirely cover any country.

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What type of clothes to wear in December at the Sahara Desert?

Dress in layers! While days may be warm and comfortable, nights in many of the areas of the Sahara can get quite cold at night during the winter.

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Cleaning
Math and Arithmetic
Geometry
Sahara Desert

What is the square footage of an 8' x 12' area rug?

96 square feet The total area is 8*12 or 96 square feet

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How big is the Sahara Desert?

9,400,000 square kilometres (3,600,000 sq mi)
3.3 million square miles or around 25% of africa.

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Distinguish between life in the Sahara desert and life in ladakh?

the average rainfall in sahara is approximately 25 cm whereas the average rainfall in ladakh is only 84 mm.

the climate is hot and dry in sahara whereas in ladakh the climate is very cold.people of sahara desert wear loose clothes where as in ladakh people wear lots of clothes

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Why is tourism important in the Sahara Desert?

Because it is the largest desert in the world.Instead of watching in the television,etc.You should go there and experience it

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Sahara Desert

What people live in Sahara now?

Nomads, same as always.

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Rain and Flooding
Herb Gardening
Noah's Ark
Sahara Desert

Why does your lavender look so dry now plenty of water and rain?

Lavender that has been over watered will grey and die. It needs really good drainage and not a lot of water.

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World War 2
Sahara Desert

Why was the desert war in North Africa important?

The war in the deserts of Egypt & Libya were important for two reasons.

Firstly, Britain stood alone and desparately needed to safeguard the Suez Canal which was her short-cut to the East.

Secondly, as far as Britain was concerned, it was the only game in town. France had fallen, Britain had narrowly avoided invasion from the Germans. Britain was not strong enough to take the fight back to Europe and all she had left was (still) the most powerful navy in the world and a foothold in North Africa.

To begin with Britain was fighting the Italians who were trying to expand their Empire. They made short work of them and soon pushed them back deep into Libya. Hitler then agreed to help Mussolini and sent Rommel with his Afrika Korps. This was a shock to the British who were thrown all the way back to a small railway halt called El Alamein where the 'impassable' Qattara Depression came close to the sea. There they held the Germans while both sides struggled to build up enough strength to break the impasse.

Eventually, General Montgomery leading the 8th Army, launched a devastating blow on Rommel which forced him back. Montgomery kept up his advantage and never allowed Rommel to re-group or counter-attack.

Soon afterwards the Americans landed in Vichy-French controlled Algeria in West Africa and between Montgomery in the East and Patton in the West slowly squeezed Rommel out of Africa altogether. From there combined British/American forces launched an invasion of Sicily and then Italy while the D-Day landings were being planned in England. The success of D-Day and the German troops held down in Southern Europe hastened the end of the Nazi regime.

Of major importance too was to block German attack routes to India and in particular the oil in the Caucasus

The African campaign was also important because I believe it was the first time that Germany had proven to be beatable. Rommel had an impeccable reputation and there was a myth about him that he was unbeatable. It is nteresting to note that Rommel was executed by Hitler for wanting to overthrow Hitler. Romel was given a state funeral so he could be honoured by the German people. The question comes to my mind as to whether the defeat was orchestrated in terms of wanting to make Hitler look bad so that people would turn against him and Romel could take over.

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Why would the Sahara have a brownish color when seen from space?

because sahara consists mostly sand (gglovemusicpeace) i am a 10 year old

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