The Sahara is a desert located on the African continent. With an area of 9,200,000 < YES, NINE POINT TWO MILLION!!!, square kilometres, it is the largest hot desert in the world and the third largest desert overall after Antarctica and the Arctic. The name 'Sahara' is derived from the Arabic word for "desert", ṣaḥra.
Area: 9.2 million km²
Width: 1,800 km (1,100 mi)
Length: 4,800 km (3,000 mi)
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