The largest deserts are covered in ice and you might not think of it as a desert but a desert is an area that does not receive enough water from condensation of atmospheric water vapor – in particular rain – that falls under gravity and therefor not enough to support most forms of life. In Antarctica and the Arctic there is a lot of ice but very few animals and plants.
World’s largest deserts:
|Desert||Location||Sq miles||Sq km|
|9||Syrian||Syria, Jordan, Iraq||200,000||520,000|
|10||Great Basin Desert||United States||190,000||492,000|