30 Interesting Facts about Sahara Desert

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The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world. If you take out the map and see Northern Africa on it then you could see that most of it is the just Sahara Desert. From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, and from the east to the Red Sea most of Africa’s northern area is covered with the Sahara Desert. Some people called the Sahara Desert just Sahara because Sahara is an Arabic word which itself means Desert.

There were many interesting facts about Sahara and some of which you many know but I bet most of them which I am going to write will be very new to you, like do you know that Sahara Desert swings among sand and greenery in a stable swing? The opportunity arrives when it changes from fruitless sand sea to a fix of land brimming with greenery Shocked? Now let’s see 15 of these types of interesting faces which will blow your mind.

  1. Most of the people thinks that Sahara is the biggest desert of this planet and you probably thinks the same but the Sahara is the biggest hot desert of this planet, it ranks in third place if we talk about the region.
  2. In every 41000 years Sahara Desert switch from Desert to Grassland. Next time when Sahara switch to Greenland is 18000 C.E which is 16000 a long time from now.
  3. According to the Scientists of the University of Maryland. Sahara is Expanding and it is expanded about 10 percent since 1920.
  4. People also thought that the Sahara Desert mostly consist of Sand but it is also not true. It has a plain rocky ground which local call Hamada. Ergs which is a land secured by sand is a very little portion of Sahara Desert. You could find Sand dunes in very specific areas like near morocco or in Western Sahara.
  5. Emi Koussi (a impulsive peak in Tibesti run with the tallness of 11000 feet or 3000 meters) is the most elevated top in Sahara. It is located in Northern area,
  6. In the north and south of desert, you could find certain amounts of grasslands however, the focal Sahara is amazingly dry.. In the central of Sahara, life is very limited mostly you could find animals like beetles, spiders, lizards and Golden Jackals. Sometimes this zone encounters no rainfall for years.
  7. North Sahara has a mild atmosphere on the grounds that the Mediterranean Sea outskirts the north side of Sahara.
  8. The Significant urban areas in the Sahara Desert are Nouakchott, Merzouga (a small town in Morocco). Tamanrasset, etc.
  9. If we talk about the weather then it is mostly dry and hot. In the hottest months temperatures can go past 122°F (50°C), with the peak temperature ever recorded at 136°F (58°C) in Aziziyah, Libya.
  10. If we talk about Libya then it is the sunniest and driest piece of the whole Sahara Desert in light of the diving tropospheric air? Precipitation is additionally very sparse around there contrasted with different regions of the desert.
  11. Daylight term is excessive in Sahara. Most pieces of the desert encounter about 3,700 hours of daylight. If we convert it to yearly then it makes up to 84% oftenly. A few pieces of the eastern and central desert have 4100+ hours of daylight which makes it more than 92% yearly time.
  12. Constant Daylight and arid environment, very low precipitation makes this desert the most tropical place in this world.
  13. The normal range of Sahara Desert weather is nearly 26-34 degrees Celsius.  There is in excess of 40 degrees Celsius which can stick around for months.
  14. The temperature on the rocky floor and Sand are significantly high. The average temperature of the sand is 85 degree Celsius and the earth temperature is about 77 degree Celsius in summers.
  15.  The temperature of the places covered with mountains have less temperature than the other parts of the Sahara. The highest was recorded in the last century in the parts of The Algerian Desert which is 48 degrees Celcius.
  16. At night temperature usually goes down about 25-30 degrees Celsius. During winters the temperature of Sahara can go down beneath 0 degrees Celsius.
  17. Northern and southern pieces of Sahara Desert get between 200 to 300 millimeters of precipitation on account of low-weight frameworks close to the Mediterranean Sea
  18. The focal and eastern parts do not get affected by these low-weight frameworks and can even get under 1 millimeter of precipitation a year.
  19. Do you know that there was a snowfall in the Sahara? I know you would be shocked to hear this but in 1979 at the end of 2016 the snowfall hit the Sahara in the area of Ain Sefra town.
  20. There are eight ecozones in Sahara Desert named the Atlantic Coastal Desert,Sahara Desert Ecozones (Very barren focal part falls under this region).
  21. There are a total of 3000 vascular plant families found in Sahara. One-fifth of them are endemic (found in a specific spot and no place else). Almost 50% of them are found in the Arabian Desert. 500 types of shrubs are found in the focal of  Saharan area. These plants incorporate palms, succulents, spiked bushes, etc.
  22. Kiffians lived there from 11,000 to 9,000 years back, Sahara turned out to be totally dry. This cleared out the Kiffians. Their remaining parts have been found in Gobero in Niger (in the year 2000), which is the soonest and biggest grave in the desert.
  23. From 3,500 BCE Sahara progressed toward becoming as brittle as we probably knew it today. This occurred in light of the fact that Earth’s circle moved. Because of this in most parts of the desert especially in the central desert, human life is very rare pretty much close to none. We see life only around some oasis.
  24. Phoenicians lived there from almost 1000 to 900 B.C. They had an association of kingdoms crosswise over Sahara to Egypt. They are forerunners of the individuals who communicate in the Berber language.
  25. At around 400 BC, Greeks merchants began exchanging along the desert’s eastern coast. Numerous urban human advancements like Garamantes ascended around a similar time.
  26. There is a plethora of languages spoken in Sahara but the most widely spoken one is Arabic.
  27. The most common animals in Sahara are Goats and Camels. People use them for traveling and transportation
  28. The tallest Sand dune in Sahara was found near morocco and it is about 600 feet tall.
  29. The people who live in Sahara are called Nomads. They usually do not stay in one place and change their positions regularly due to hot weather.
  30. The most interesting fact of Sahara is its composition. Only 30% of it is embedded by Sand while the other 70% is rock hard ground.

You should visit the Sahara Desert once in your life but you can explore most of it in Morocco. Morocco is Famous for the Sahara Desert. Each year thousands of people visit Morocco to enjoy the Desert Tour. Marrakech desert tours 3 days is the most famous one in Morocco where you can book the 3 dedicated days to explore the Sahara Desert.