CBSE Class 7 Geography Chapter 9 Notes - Life in the Deserts


Life in the Deserts Class 7 Notes Geography Chapter 9 - PDF Download
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Our planet Earth has different and various physical features. Somewhere you will find the plains and somewhere the elevated areas such as plateaus. Various other physical features can be the mountains regions, the grasslands, the islands, the coastal regions, or the deserts. In this article, we will take a look at the deserts.  We will learn about two different kinds of deserts with their features. This article will cover the Class 7 Geography Life in the deserts chapter of NCERT and CBSE. These notes will help you to understand this chapter properly.

CBSE Class 7 Geography Chapter 9 Notes - Life in the Deserts part-1
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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Write a short note on one of the hot deserts of the world.

Deserts are one of the physical features of the Earth and the Sahara desert which is found in North Africa is the largest desert in the world. It has an area of 8.54 million square kilometers which spreads in almost 11 countries. The temperature during the day is extremely hot and reaches up to 50°C or more. The night temperature is cold and can reach up to 0°C. The prominent vegetation found here is cactus, date, palms, and acacia, and Various crops are grown here such as wheat, rice, barley, beans, etc.

2. Write a short note on any one cold desert.

Ladakh is a cold desert that is present in the Great Himalayas and the East of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a separate Union Territory in India with capital Leh. This desert can be found in between the Karakoram range in the North and the Zanskar range in the South. The temperature during the summers in a day is just above 0°C and at night it reaches up to -30°C whereas, In winters, the temperature is extremely cold and remains below -40°C most of the time. Wild goats, wild sheep, yak, dogs, etc. are kind of species found here. They provide milk, meat, hides, etc. The altitude of this region varies. It can be from 3000m in the Kargil area to more than 8000m in the Karakoram and it has a dry and cold climate.