THE SAHARA DESERT
Welcome homeschoolers, today we're going to learn about the Sahara Desert!
The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world, covering over 8.5 million square kilometres of Northern Africa. In fact the Sahara covers 11 countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and Sudan).
FACTS ABOUT THE SAHARA DESERT
• At over 9 million km² the Sahara desert is bigger than the entire country of Brazil!
• The Great Pyramids of Giza in the north east of the Sahara are the only ancient wonder of the world still standing.
• Sandstorms can be so bad in the desert that the sand can actually be blown into Europe!
• In Algeria in 2018 up to 40cm of snow fell in the Sahara Desert. Very rare as usually there isn't enough water to freeze.
• Sand dunes can reach heights of nearly 600ft! That's twice the height of the USAs Statue of Liberty.