The Largest Deserts on Earth

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4. Arabian
> Surface area: 1 million sq mi
> Location: Arabian Peninsula
> Type of desert: Subtropical

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3. Sahara
> Surface area: 3.5 million sq mi
> Location: Northern Africa
> Type of desert: Subtropical

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2. Arctic
> Surface area: 5.4 million sq mi
> Location: Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia
> Type of desert: Polar

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1. Antarctic
> Surface area: 5.5 million sq mi
> Location: Antarctica
> Type of desert: Polar

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