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Sahara desert. Earth Details

Sahara desert. Earth Details

The Sahara desert ranks first among the hot deserts of the world. Globally it is the third largest desert, after Antarctica and the Arctic. Its extension covers a large part of North Africa, similar to the size of the United States. As for figures, the Sahara has 20 liters of water per square meter, and "enjoys" temperatures that can reach 60 degrees Celsius in the shade. At night, they can descend to -10 degrees.

Although it seems impossible, in the Sahara there is life, little, but there is. We can see some animals and plants that have adapted to these extreme and hard conditions. Foxes, antelopes, gazelles or scorpions come out at night, although other animals such as dromedaries are accustomed to the rigors of the day. As for the plants, acacias, palm trees, succulents, thorny thickets and various types of pastures have adapted to the arid conditions of the Sahara.

Man is also present in the Sahara. Around two million people live in this desert, a ridiculous figure given the immensity of the space it occupies. In these lands the Tuaregs, the Berbers or the Bejas inhabit centuries ago, all of them nomadic peoples.

But not everything is desert in the Sahara. We will find small water and vegetation angels, the oases. Among the most popular is the Chebika Oasis, which appears in the image. This little paradise in the middle of the Saharan aridity of Tunisia has served as a stage in several films. Among others, episode VI of "Star Wars" or "The English Patient."

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