Interesting Facts About Sahara

Interesting Facts About Sahara

The Sahara is the best known desert in the world. It is big, it is dry and there are no many creatures who can survive here. Despite harsh conditions, there are some people who live in the Sahara. Also, there are many animals who live here. Because it is so big, so well-known and so cruel, there are many interesting facts about Sahara.
•    Sahara isn’t the biggest desert in the world. Antarctica is. But, Sahara has the surface of 3.6 million square miles, so it is very big. Since John Glenn orbited our planet, Sahara increased its size for 250,000 square miles.
•    Sahara has the population of just 2 million individuals.
•    Sahara is very hot, during the day. During the night, temperatures can go below zero.
•    Some parts of the Sahara are fertile.
•    1.200 different plants grow in the Sahara.
•    You can participate in the Marathon des Sables. This will cost you $4.500 and it is one of the toughest foot races in the world.
•    30% of the surface is sandy. On many places, the sand covers gravel in thin layers. Despite this, Sahara is known for sand dunes.
•    The name, Sahara, stands for ‘’ the greatest desert’’ on Arabic.
•    Scientists found a Dinosaur fossils in the Sahara. Many million years ago, this was a fertile land, with a lot of animals and plants.
•    There are several streams and rivers in the Sahara. All of them are seasonal. The only exception is the River Nile. It passes through the Sahara.
•    Some parts receive 3.9 inches of rain per year. However, some areas receive 0.79 inches.
•    A fox that lives in the Sahara has big ears. She uses them to cool down during the day.

 

 

 

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