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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flagSpain
12%
6%
75%
6%
32
flagDenmark
18%
9%
68%
4%
22
flagCanada
19%
4%
65%
8%
46
flagSweden
23%
0%
64%
11%
17
flagLithuania
10%
10%
63%
15%
19
flagNorway
25%
9%
62%
3%
32
flagRussia
20%
5%
60%
5%
20
flagIndia
27%
8%
58%
2%
48
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
10%
58%
15%
39
flagItaly
20%
7%
56%
15%
39
flagPoland
25%
11%
54%
8%
11719
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
10%
54%
11%
331
flagBelgium
18%
13%
54%
13%
22
flagthe Netherlands
32%
5%
52%
10%
40
flagAustria
34%
8%
52%
4%
23
flagthe United States
33%
7%
51%
6%
451
flagFrance
17%
22%
51%
8%
35
flagGermany
27%
8%
50%
12%
160
flagUU
41%
16%
38%
3%
31
flagAustralia
45%
16%
29%
8%
24

Gender

men58%
women51%
Sahara
19%
25%
Namib
11%
11%
Atacama
58%
51%
Takla Makan
10%
11%

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