Interesting facts about the Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert is a desert in South America. According to estimates, it occupies about 105,000 square kilometers (41,000 sqare miles). The Atacama Desert stretches the northern third of Chile and straddles the southern border of Peru. It covers a 1,600 kilometers (990 miles) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes Mountains. Most … Read more

Interesting facts about the Namib

The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. It stretches some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa. Its width varies from 50 to 200 kilometers (30 to 125 miles). The Namib occupies an area of around 80,950 square kilometers (31,200 square miles). From the Atlantic coast … Read more

Interesting facts about oases

Oasis is a small fertile spot in a desert region, usually having a spring or well. Underground water sources called aquifers supply most oases. These natural springs may rise to the surface naturally, or people may dig in the ground to release the water. Oases vary in size, ranging from about 1 hectare (2.5 acres) … Read more