Top 20 Deserts in World

Top 20 Largest Deserts in World: Land Desert covers one-fifth to one-third of the land surface of the Earth, deserts are landscapes or regions that receive little precipitation, with a relatively high level of evaporation, creating a deficit. Areas designated deserts have an average annual precipitation of less than 16 inches.
There are several types of deserts on Earth, defined based on the temperature of the region. There are both hot and cold deserts, classified into semiarid, arid, and extremely arid or rainless deserts based on the total annual precipitation.

Rank
Name
Type
Location
1
Antarctic Desert
Polar
Antarctica
2
Arctic
Polar
Alaska (United States), Canada, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden
3
Sahara
Subtropical
Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia and Western Sahara
4
Arabian Desert
Subtropical
Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen
5
Gobi Desert
Cold Winter
Mongolia and China
6
Kalahari Desert
Subtropical
Angola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa
7
Patagonian Desert
Cold Winter
Argentina and Chile
8
Great Victoria Desert
Subtropical
Australia
9
Syrian Desert
Subtropical
Syria, Jordan and Iraq
10
Great Basin Desert
Cold Winter
United States
11
Chihuahuan Desert
Subtropical
Mexico and United States
12
Great Sandy Desert
Subtropical
Australia
13
Karakum Desert
Cold Winter
Turkmenistan
14
Colorado Plateau
Cold Winter
United States
15
Sonoran Desert
Subtropical
Mexico and United States
16
Kyzyl Kum
Cold Winter
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
17
Taklamakan Desert
Cold Winter
China
18
Thar Desert
Subtropical
India and Pakistan
19
Gibson Desert
Subtropical
Australia
20
Simpson Desert
Subtropical
Australia