The Sahara Desert

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It's as big as the continental United States, but covered in sand.
If you like to dig your feet in the sand, then the Sahara Desert is the place for you. Watch out though - it's hot! Temperatures range from 122 F to below freezing in the winter. Sand dunes can reach over 189 meters tall or be flat for miles and miles. Its ever-changing and mysterious landscape is beautiful and our #57 AbsoluteVisit if you are brave enough to go against the harshest climates in the world.
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  • It is hard to say exactly where the Sahara Desert is located because it covers 11 countries in North Africa, making it the largest hot desert in the world. In totally, the Sahara Desert I over 9,000,000 km (5,592,340 miles), equivalent to the entire continent of North America!
  • The Sahara Desert has history dating back to over 3 million years ago. Some sand dunes within the Sahara reach up to 180 meters (591 feet) high.
  • The tallest peak in the desert is called Emi Koussi, stretching 3,415 meters (11,204 feet) high.
  • Camels, a common form of travel in the Sahara, can drink over 30 gallons of water in just a few minutes that can last them for several days.
 

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