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
6%
6%
75%
10%
29
flagSpain
13%
7%
73%
5%
38
flagDenmark
13%
10%
66%
10%
30
flagCanada
22%
3%
62%
9%
54
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
10%
61%
12%
49
flagNorway
23%
11%
61%
2%
34
flagIndia
25%
9%
58%
3%
55
flagAustria
27%
10%
58%
3%
29
flagPoland
25%
11%
54%
8%
15368
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
10%
54%
11%
428
flagItaly
21%
12%
54%
10%
55
flagBelgium
16%
12%
54%
16%
24
flagFrance
17%
20%
52%
7%
40
flagUkraine
30%
11%
52%
2%
36
flagGermany
24%
9%
51%
13%
193
flagthe Netherlands
30%
6%
51%
12%
49
flagthe United States
33%
7%
50%
7%
528
flagRussia
31%
8%
50%
1%
57
flagUnknown
31%
22%
38%
7%
357
flagAustralia
42%
19%
30%
7%
26

Gender

men54%
women49%
Sahara
21%
25%
Namib
13%
12%
Atacama
54%
49%
Takla Makan
9%
11%

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