Gobi Desert

The Gobi Desert spans portions of both Northern China and Southern Mongolia, covering a total area of 1.29 million square kilometres (0.5 million square miles). A cold desert; Gobi has one of the world’s most extreme climates, featuring rapid temperature changes, both seasonally and daily. Summer months bring temperatures of up to 122°F (50°C) whilst in the winter months, temperatures can drop to below -40°F (-40 °C). Rainfall is limited to approximately seven inches annually.

 

Photos of Gobi Desert

Aerial view of the Gobi Desert
Hike in the Gobi Desert
Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Gobi Desert at sunrise
The Gobi Desert

Facts about the Gobi Desert

  • Mongolia China
  • 42.5900°N, 103.4300°E
  • Govi-Altai Mountains
  • 1,500km (932mi)
  • 800km (497mi)
  • 1,295,000km2 (500,002 sq mi)