Sahara Desert (Location) (DC Comics)



The Sahara (Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى‎, Aṣ-Ṣaḥrā´ al-Kubrā, "The Great Desert") is the world's largest hot desert and third largest desert, after Antarctica and the Arctic. At over 9,400,000 square kilometres (3,600,000 sq mi), it covers most of North Africa, making it almost as large as China or the United States. The Sahara stretches from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts, to the outskirts of the Atlantic Ocean. To the south, it is delimited by the Sahel, a belt of semi-arid tropical savanna that composes the northern region of central and western Sub-Saharan Africa.
Some of the sand dunes can reach 180 metres (590 ft) in height.[2] The name comes from the Arabic word for desert: (صَحراء ṣaḥrāʾ [sˤɑħrɑːʔ])

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
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In story information

Official Name: Sahara Desert
Aliases: Greatest Desert
Type: Location
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Location Details

Universe: Real World, New Earth
Galaxy: Milky Way
Star System: Sol
Planet: Earth
Continent: Africa

Characteristics

Dimensions: 9,000,000 square kilometers (3,500,000 sq mi)

History

The Sahara Desert is the world's largest hot desert. It covers most of Northern Africa, making it almost as large as the United States or the continent of Europe. The desert stretches from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts, to the outskirts of the Atlantic Ocean. To the south, it is delimited by the Sahel: a belt of semi-arid tropical savanna that comprises the northern region of central and western Sub-Saharan Africa.
Several years ago, an alien super-team known as the Hyperclan arrived on Earth with a pledge to "heal the world". To prove their word to the people of Earth, team leader Protex led the Hyperclan on an ambitious plan to terra-form the barren Sahara Desert, transforming it into a vibrant, lush, paradise. Several of Earth's super-heroes including Superman grew concerned over these supposed "miracle cures", citing that such a fast and dramatic change to the landscape could have unpredictable, even disastrous implications in the future. Superman's concerns proved true, as only a short time later, the Hyperclan's efforts were reversed and the Sahara returned to it's previous state.

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