Where is the Sahara desert located?
– Northern Africa
– South America
– Middle East
Answer: The Sahara is the world’s largest hot desert and one of the harshest environments on the planet. At 3.6 million square miles, the Sahara is located across Northern Africa and covers approximately 31 percent of the African continent. The Sahara covers large sections of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia. The Sahara is bordered in the west by the Atlantic Ocean, in the north by the Atlas Mountains and Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea on the east, and the Sudan and the valley of the Niger River on the south.
Region in Africa
North Africa is a collective term for a group of Mediterranean countries and territories situated in the northern-most region of the African continent. The term “North Africa” has no single accepted definition.