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What covers northern Africa from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean?

What covers northern Africa from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean?

THE SAHARA
THE SAHARA IS THE world’s largest desert. Covering about 3,320,000 square mi (8,600,000 square km) it is roughly the size of the UNITED STATES. It extends across the whole of North Africa from the ATLANTIC OCEAN to the RED SEA, a distance of more than 3,500 mi (5,630 km).

Where does the Sahara desert meet the ocean?

Sand dunes where the Sahara Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean, Oued Chbika, near Ouatia, Atlantic coast of Southern Morocco.

What two physical features help make parts of the Sahara desert more livable?

The two physical features that make the Sahara Desert more livable are the oasis and the plants.

Is the Sahara Desert the largest desert in the world?

Sand dunes in the Sahara, near Merzouga, Morocco. The Sahara is the world’s largest desert; it extends across most of the northern part of Africa.

Does the ocean touch the Sahara?

The Sahara is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, the Red Sea on the east, the Mediterranean Sea on the north and the Sahel Savannah on the south.

Is the Sahara desert bigger than the US?

The Sahara is the world’s second largest desert (second to Antarctica), over 9,000,000 km² (3,500,000 mi²), located in northern Africa and is 2.5 million years old. The entire land area of the United States of America would fit inside it. Its name, Sahara, is an English pronuciation of the word for desert in Arabic.

Why is the Sahara Desert considered a natural boundary?

The Sahara desert is vast, large, dry, and empty of resources. This acts as a “natural barrier” because nobody would cross the desert in the first place.

Where does the water from the Sahara Desert come from?

The Sahara Sea refers to a proposed project to flood the drainage basins of the Sahara Desert with water from the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Which is the northern boundary of the Sahara Desert?

To the north, the Sahara Desert’s northern boundary is the Mediterranean Sea, while in the south it ends at the Sahel, an area where the desert landscape transforms into a semi-arid tropical savanna . Since the Sahara Desert makes up nearly 10% of the African continent, the Sahara is often cited as the world’s largest desert.

Where is the Sahel desert in North Africa?

Sahel A strip of land that divides the desert from wetter areas• The Sahel runs from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. • It separates North Africa’s Sahara Desert

Which is the largest desert in northern Africa?

Sahara the world’s largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa• The Sahara is the world’s largest a desert in southwestern Africa – largely Botswana• The Kalahari is located in Southwestern A strip of land that divides the desert from wetter areas• The Sahel runs from the Red Sea to the