How many countries does the Sahara desert cover?

The Sahara covers large parts of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia, extends over 9 million square kilometres (3,500,000 sq miles), and it covers about 1⁄4 of the African continent.
A.

Are there cacti in the Sahara?

Cacti are native to the American continent. I don't think there are any in the Sahara. However, you'll find some succulents that look like cacti, but those are most probably Euphorbia or other species.
  • What is the weather like in the Sahara Desert?

    During the day the temperature may reach 50°C, when at night it may fall to below 0°C. Deserts have less than 250 mm of rainfall per year. Most deserts are found between 20° and 35° north and south of the equator. Climate graph for the Sahara Desert. The Sahara is the largest desert, covering 9 million km2.
  • Are there any cactus in Egypt?

    There are claims this species came to africa during the golden age of sail, and it would therefore not be native. Furthermore, except for Sri-lanka this species sub-saharan so you should not find it natively growing in Egypt. But with people around, you can never know what crazy and cool plants have been introduced.
  • Are there cacti in Africa?

    Most species of cacti have lost true leaves, retaining only spines, which are highly modified leaves. Cacti are native to the Americas, ranging from Patagonia in the south to parts of western Canada in the north—except for Rhipsalis baccifera, which also grows in Africa and Sri Lanka.
B.

What kind of animals live in the Sahara Desert?

Here the list of 10 amazingly adaptive Sahara desert animals.
  • 10 Golden Jackal.
  • 9 Horned Viper.
  • 8 Dorcas Gazelle.
  • 7 Addax Antelope.
  • 6 Scarab Beetle.
  • 5 Desert Monitor.
  • 4 Ostrich.
  • 3 Fennec Fox.
  • Which animals live in Sahara Desert?

    Here the list of 10 amazingly adaptive Sahara desert animals.
    • 10 Golden Jackal.
    • 9 Horned Viper.
    • 8 Dorcas Gazelle.
    • 7 Addax Antelope.
    • 6 Scarab Beetle.
    • 5 Desert Monitor.
    • 4 Ostrich.
    • 3 Fennec Fox.
  • Do elephants live in the Sahara Desert?

    African elephants live in sub-Saharan Africa, the rain forests of Central and West Africa and the Sahel desert in Mali. Asian elephants live in Nepal, India and Southeast Asia in scrub forests and rain forests.
  • Do lions live in the Sahara Desert?

    Though lions used to live in most parts of Africa, they are now found only in the south Sahara desert and in parts of southern and eastern Africa. Historically, in addition to Africa, lions were found from Greece through the Middle East to northern India.
C.

What is the main vegetation found in Sahara desert?

Prominent among the relict woody plants of the Saharan highlands are species of olive, cypress, and mastic trees. Other woody plants found in the highlands and elsewhere in the desert include species of Acacia and Artemisia, doum palm, oleander, date palm, and thyme.
  • Are there any cactus in Egypt?

    There are claims this species came to africa during the golden age of sail, and it would therefore not be native. Furthermore, except for Sri-lanka this species sub-saharan so you should not find it natively growing in Egypt. But with people around, you can never know what crazy and cool plants have been introduced.
  • What is the weather like in the Sahara Desert?

    During the day the temperature may reach 50°C, when at night it may fall to below 0°C. Deserts have less than 250 mm of rainfall per year. The rain can be unreliable. Most deserts are found between 20° and 35° north and south of the equator. The Sahara is the largest desert, covering 9 million km2.
  • Where do cacti grow in the world?

    Nothing can grow in a true desert – but many cacti do grow in very dry areas which might be known as deserts. The giant saguaro grows in the Sonoran Desert. This is the second largest desert in North America covering parts of California and Arizona and stretching over the border to Mexico.

Updated: 16th October 2019

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