Sahara desert on africa map. Km it occupies land pertaining to algeria. Sahara from arabic ara desert largest desert in the world. Africa is the second largest continent by both area and population. Maps of africa and information on african countries capitals geography history culture and more.
Poisonous snakes and scorpions ferocious cheetahs graceful gazelles and drought adapted addaxes all call the sahara home. Sahara occidental is a disputed territory on the northwest coast and in the maghreb region of north and west africa partially controlled by the self. Alshra alkbr a ara al kubra the great desert is a desert located on the african continent. Environment what animals live in the sahara desert.
The actual area varies as the. This map shows the generalized location of earths ten largest deserts on the basis of surface area. The sahara desert is the largest hot desert on earth the cold desert of antarctica is larger. Africa mapan online interactive map of africa showing its borders countries capitals seas and adjoining areas.
Alshra alghrby a ara al gharbiyah. Filling nearly all of northern africa it measures approximately 3000 miles 4800 km from east to west and between 800 and 1200 miles from north to south and has a total area of some 3320000 square miles 8600000 square km. The sahara is the largest non polar desert in the world. The table at the bottom of this page provides the names generalized locations and surface areas of over twenty major deserts.
It connects to information about africa and the history and geography of african countries. The sahara has played an important role in the development of african culture and history. S e h r e s e h aer e.