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Some interesting facts about Sahara desert

Some interesting facts about Sahara desert

Introduction

Sahara desert is situated in the North Africa and is a place of attraction for the tourists from all over the world. It is the third largest and hottest desert in the world after the Arctic and Antarctica desert. Other top two deserts in the world are not hot in their climate. Borders of the Sahara desert include the red sea in the east, mountains of Atlas and Mediterranean on the north border, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and Niger and Sudan valley on the south border of Sahara desert. The shift in the temperature of the Sahara desert occurred in the several thousand years of history. Its climate was moistened in the several years back of the history, but it is dry now. It is expecting that the desert will be green in the future years through the reforms taken by the government and at the individual level.

Some interesting facts about Sahara desert

  1. The cause of Climate:During the 410000 years cycle of earth rotation, a shift in the climate occurs and temperature changes between the 22 and 24 degrees. This cycle is the major cause of the shift in the temperature of the Sahara desert.
  2. It is the hottest desert and the third largest desert in the world. It is the third largest desert after the Arctic and Antarctica deserts. These two deserts are cold in nature as compared to the Sahara desert.
  3. Sahara is the Arabic word which means “the desert.”It is the great desert in the world.
  4. Sahara desert contains the valleys, mountains, sand dunes, sand seas, stone rocks and many other interesting features. These sand dunes are the main source of attraction for the tourists.
  5. Sahara desert also colonizes with the modern architectural buildings which are selected as the comfortable place for the tourists to stay during travel to the Sahara desert.
  6. Animals living: Fossils of dinosaurs are also found in the Sahara desert which means that there was the existence of the dinosaurs in the Sahara desert. The climate of the Sahara desert was capable of living for the animals hundred years back. Now water deficiency in the desert causes not to live animals in the desert.
  7. Although the climate of the desert is not able for animals to live there are also some places where lives of the animals are also found, and they live with their natural living conditions there. This is the most interesting fact of the Sahara desert.
  8. It is the largest desert in the world with the several thousand tourists to visit each year.
  9. Horse riding: It is the most interesting activity done by the horse riders in the sand dunes of the Sahara This horse riding is done due to the plain and slippery sand of the sand dunes.
  10. Sand dunes in the Sahara desert cause the tourist to visit the desert with the specialist drivers who are able to drive at these areas of sand dunes. It is the most difficult and interesting activity for the tourist to visit the Sahara desert.
  11. Sand dunes in the desert are tall approximately 590 feet.
  12. Highest desert in the Sahara desert is Emi Koussi volcano.
  13. Nile River is the largest river in the Sahara It is the exceptional river as compared to other rivers in the desert because it falls into the Mediterranean sea after the crossing of Sahara.