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Countries with the Most Desert

Enter the names of the countries which have the most desert.
Area isn't accurate: eg. Sahara's exact area in a country is unknown.
Quiz by nichster
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First submittedOctober 7, 2016
Last updatedOctober 8, 2016
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Area
Country
2,042,500 km2
Saudi Arabia
1,905,600 km2
Algeria
1,395,750 km2
Sudan
1,348,000 km2
Australia
1,100,000 km2
Libya
1,026,000 km2
Argentina
1,016,000 km2
Niger
Area
Country
1,000,000 km2
Mongolia
953,000 km2
United States
927,000 km2
Mauritania
806,124 km2
Mali
700,000 km2
Egypt
614,000 km2
Chad
600,000 km2
Botswana
Area
Country
350,000 km2
Turkmenistan
297,600 km2
Mexico
296,000 km2
Afghanistan
294,716 km2
Morocco
270,000 km2
China
257,074 km2
Chile
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level 71
Oct 7, 2016
A few surprises to me. Mexico was a complete random guess. On the other hand, I tried Namibia three times - was sure, that there would be a big desert.
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level 43
Oct 8, 2016
True, but the Namib Desert is just a long strip going across Namibia which is too little to get into this list. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Deserts_of_Mexico gives a fair few deserts surprisingly!
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level 76
Oct 7, 2016
According to Wikipedia, Botswana has almost 600,000 km^2 about 70% of which is the Kalahari Desert. This suggests that it beats out Oman.
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level 43
Oct 8, 2016
changed!
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level 18
Oct 7, 2016
What about the Antarctica
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level 43
Oct 10, 2016
Antarctica isn't a country: It is a continent.
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level 41
Oct 10, 2016
fyi, world desert map can be found at here ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_density )
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level 43
Oct 11, 2016
Ok, thanks!
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level 60
Jan 24, 2017
Great Quiz, but wouldn't Russia or Canada count because of Arctic Desert?
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level 43
Jan 25, 2017
Try the featured version of this quiz. It takes tundra into account.
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level 39
Mar 12, 2017
Nice quiz!