List of Deserts by Area

List of Deserts by Area

Rank Name Type Area
(km²)
Area
(sq mi)
Location
1 Antarctic Desert Polar 13,829,430 5,339,573 Antarctica
2 Arctic Polar 13,726,937 5,300,000 Alaska (United States), Canada, Finland, Greenland (Denmark),
 Iceland, Norway,Russia and Sweden
3 Sahara Subtropical 9,100,000 3,320,000+ Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Mali, 
Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, 
Tunisiaand Western Sahara
4 Arabian Desert Subtropical 2,330,000 900,000 Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen
5 Gobi Desert Cold Winter 1,300,000 500,000 Mongolia and China
6 Kalahari Desert Subtropical 900,000[citation needed] 360,000 Angola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa
7 Patagonian Desert Cold Winter 670,000 260,000 Argentina and Chile
8 Great Victoria Desert Subtropical 647,000 250,000 Australia
9 Syrian Desert Subtropical 520,000 200,000 Syria, Jordan and Iraq
10 Great Basin Desert Cold Winter 492,000 190,000 United States
11 Chihuahuan Desert Subtropical 450,000 175,000 Mexico and United States
12 Great Sandy Desert Subtropical 400,000 150,000 Australia
13 Karakum Desert Cold Winter 350,000 135,000 Turkmenistan
14 Colorado Plateau Cold Winter 337,000 130,000 United States
15 Sonoran Desert Subtropical 310,000 120,000 Mexico and United States
16 Kyzyl Kum Cold Winter 300,000 115,000 Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
17 Taklamakan Desert Cold Winter 270,000 105,000 China
18 Thar Desert Subtropical 200,000 77,000 India and Pakistan
19 Gibson Desert Subtropical 155,000[citation needed] 60,000 Australia
20 Simpson Desert Subtropical 145,000 56,000 Australia
21 Atacama Desert Cool Coastal 140,000 54,000 Chile and Peru
22 Mojave Desert Subtropical 124,000 48,000 United States
23 Namib Desert Cool Coastal 81,000 31,000 Angola and Namibia
24 Dasht-e Kavir Cold Winter 77,000 30,000 Iran
25 Dasht-e Lut Cold Winter 52,000 20,000 Iran