The Sahara, the largest hot desert. Its area of 9,200,00 square kilometres is comparable to the area of the United States. It covers part of Algeria, Chad, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sudan and Tunisia, amounting to 31% of Africa.
Wind and rare rainfall shape the desert features: sand dunes, dune fields, sand seas, stone plateaus, dry lakes and salt flats. The permanent dissolution of clouds allows unhindered light and thermal radiation, thus making rainfall virtually non - existent.
The Sahara is the hottest continuously large area worldwide, and the hottest place on Earth during summer in certain locations. The average temperature exceeds 100 to 104 Fahrenheit nearly everywhere in the desert except at very hight altitudes. Uninhabited apart from the people along the borders and the nomadic tribes that wander.
A place of vast beautiful landscape, an untouched ever changing floor of hot sand and rock, a new world forming every day.