• The desert region of central and W Australia is the second largest desert area in the world, second only to the Sahara.
  • Saharan desert is the second largest desert.
  • Taklimakan Desert, China China surrounds world's second largest desert to curb expansion Gobi Desert Second largest desert of the world. Covering the southeastern third of Mongolia, the Gobi Desert stretches about 3,000 mi/4,830 km along both sides of the Chinese border. It is "not" a Saharan-type desert - although there are sand dunes, the Gobi Desert is not a barren wasteland. It has herds of Bactrian camels (with two humps), wild horses and donkeys, as well as leopards, mountain sheep and ibexes. There is a lot of variety within the Gobi Desert, from wildlife parks and mountains to canyons with dramatic rockfaces. Sahara 3.5 million sq. mi. Arabian - the world's largest expanse of unbroken sand 1 million sq. mi. Gobi - Stony, sandy soil, steppes (dry grasslands) 500,000 sq. mi. The Sahara is technically the world's second largest desert after Antarctica. Australian desert - 110,038 sq. miles

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