The Largest Deserts on Earth

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14. Colorado Plateau
> Surface area: 130,000 sq mi
> Location: United States
> Type of desert: Cold winter

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13. Karakum
> Surface area: 135,000 sq mi
> Location: Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan
> Type of desert: Cold winter

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12. Great Sandy
> Surface area: 150,000 sq mi
> Location: Australia
> Type of desert: Subtropical

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11. Chihuahuan
> Surface area: 175,000 sq mi
> Location: Mexico
> Type of desert: Subtropical

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10. Syrian
> Surface area: 190,000 sq mi
> Location: Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
> Type of desert: Subtropical

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