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The highest point in the desert is the 11,204-foot (3,415-metre) summit of Mount
Koussi in the Tibesti Mountains in Chad; the lowest, 436 feet (133 metres) below
sea level, is in the Qattara Depression of Egypt. The name Sahara derives from ...
Following the discovery of oil near reserves I-n-Salah, Alg., after World War II,
major reserves have been found in the Western Desert of Egypt, northeastern
Libya, and northeastern Algeria. Minor reserves exist in Tunisia and Morocco, as
The Rub' al-Khali sand desert, most of which lies within Saudi Arabia. Lynn
Abercrombie The Rub' al-Khali. The largest uninterrupted sand desert in the
world, the Rub' al-Khali covers an area estimated at about 250,000 square miles.
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