6 Facts About The Sahara

1. The Sahara was then a much wetter place than it is today.

2. Central The Sahara is estimated to include five hundred species of plants, which is extremely low considering the huge extent of the area.

3. The Sahara is as dry as it was about 13,000 years ago.

4. The Sahara has a huge potential for solar energy production.

5. The name 'The Sahara' is derived from a dialectal Arabic word for "desert", sahra.

6. The Sahara is the largest hot desert and the third largest desert in the world after Antarctica and the Arctic.