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%
33
flagDenmark
13%
10%
65%
10%
29
flagNorway
24%
9%
63%
3%
33
flagLithuania
10%
10%
63%
15%
19
flagCanada
22%
4%
62%
10%
50
flagRepublic of Ireland
14%
9%
61%
14%
42
flagIndia
24%
9%
58%
3%
53
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
10%
56%
11%
377
flagItaly
21%
9%
56%
11%
51
flagBelgium
17%
13%
56%
13%
23
flagAustria
29%
11%
55%
3%
27
flagPoland
24%
11%
54%
8%
13004
flagthe Netherlands
30%
4%
54%
9%
42
flagFrance
17%
20%
52%
7%
40
flagthe United States
33%
7%
51%
6%
486
flagGermany
25%
9%
51%
14%
184
flagUnknown
28%
17%
50%
2%
67
flagRussia
31%
6%
50%
3%
32
flagUkraine
33%
11%
48%
3%
27
flagAustralia
45%
16%
29%
8%
24

Gender

men59%
women51%
Sahara
18%
25%
Namib
11%
12%
Atacama
59%
51%
Takla Makan
10%
11%

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