The Sahara desert is the world’s second biggest, with an extension of 9 million km2.
It’s the largest of all the hot deserts. It’s located in the north of Africa and its extension is just a bit shorter than Europe. It covers some countries such as Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sudan or Tunisia.
The weather is extreme. The rain is rare, the relative humidity is low and wide temperature amplitudes can take place between day and night. Even though living in the desert it’s not easy, some settlements inhabit it. In the area of Morocco, the Berber must be highlighted. They are the country’s original people and one of Africa’s oldest. (more…)