How many deserts are there in Europe?

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    Each of the Earth's seven continents has at least one desert region, except Europe. Europe's distance from the Equator plays a factor in its lack of a desert area. The bodies of warm water surrounding the continent also contribute to the continent's higher yearly rainfall amounts. For those who would argue that Antarctica has no desert: based on the definition of a desert, Antarctica does indeed qualify as a desert. The barren land of the southernmost continent receives a negligible amount of precipitation each year. Source:;

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