How many deserts are in Africa?

Answer As of 2010, Africa has nine land masses classified as deserts--Sahara, Kalahari, Namib, Ogaden, Nubian, Chalbi, Danakil, Karoo, and Didi Galgalu). The largest desert, the Sahara, covers an area of ... Read More »

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Are there any deserts in Africa?

The continent of Africa is home to several major deserts, including the Sahara, the world's largest non-polar desert, which occupies about 10 percent of the continent, about 3.5 million square mile... Read More »

How many miles is it from the northern tip of Africa to the southern tip of Africa?

The northernmost tip of Africa is commonly cited as Ras ben Sakka, Tunisia. The southernmost point of Africa is Cape Agulhas, Western Cape, South Africa. The route from Africa's northern tip to its... Read More »

How many deserts are in Egypt?

There are two major deserts in Egypt. The area of the country west of the Nile, known as the Western Desert, is part of the Sahara Desert, also known as the Libyan Desert. The area of Egypt east of... Read More »

Are all deserts sandy?

A desert is defined scientifically as an area which loses more moisture through evaporation than it gains from precipitation. Due to this definition, deserts are not always sandy; some can be compo... Read More »