Which desert is the driest in the world? (non-polar)

Sahara
Namib
Atacama
Takla Makan
The Atacama is the driest of all deserts, with some places having recorded no rain in living memory. It extends along the Pacific coast, forming a huge strip of arid, hostile beach. The average rainfall in the Antofa­gas­ta region is 1 mil­lime­ter (0.04 in) per year.

Answers distribution

Sahara
Namib
Atacama
Takla Makan
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flagLithuania
5%
5%
79%
8%
34
flagSpain
12%
7%
74%
5%
39
flagDenmark
12%
9%
67%
9%
31
flagRepublic of Ireland
14%
10%
61%
12%
55
flagAustria
23%
7%
61%
5%
39
flagCanada
23%
7%
58%
7%
63
flagUkraine
25%
7%
57%
7%
52
flagNorway
23%
15%
57%
2%
38
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
10%
55%
11%
494
flagRussia
29%
8%
55%
0%
103
flagPoland
24%
12%
54%
8%
17590
flagItaly
20%
17%
53%
9%
64
flagIndia
28%
9%
53%
4%
63
flagthe Netherlands
24%
8%
52%
12%
70
flagthe United States
32%
8%
50%
6%
606
flagGermany
24%
9%
50%
14%
224
flagFrance
19%
21%
50%
7%
42
flagSweden
31%
3%
41%
24%
29
flagUnknown
31%
21%
40%
7%
453
flagAustralia
40%
20%
30%
10%
30

Gender

men54%
women50%
Sahara
22%
25%
Namib
13%
13%
Atacama
54%
50%
Takla Makan
9%
10%

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