List of deserts by area
|2||Arctic Desert||Northern America Northern Asia Northern Europe|
|3||Sahara Desert||Northern Africa|
|–||Russian Arctic||Northern Asia|
What is the smallest desert in the world?
Carcross Desert, located outside Carcross, Yukon, Canada, is often considered the smallest desert in the world. The Carcross Desert measures approximately 2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi), or 259 ha (640 acres).
Where are most of the deserts in Africa located?
Spanning about 3.5 million square miles across North Africa, the Sahara Desert is the world’s largest hot desert. The Namib Desert is a coastal desert located along the Atlantic coastal region of southern Africa. It is thought to be the world’s oldest desert and has some of the highest sand dunes on the planet.