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
16%
12%
64%
8%
25
flagCanada
21%
4%
63%
8%
47
flagLithuania
10%
10%
63%
15%
19
flagNorway
25%
9%
62%
3%
32
flagRepublic of Ireland
14%
9%
60%
14%
41
flagIndia
25%
9%
57%
3%
52
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
9%
56%
11%
362
flagPoland
25%
11%
54%
8%
12357
flagItaly
21%
9%
54%
14%
42
flagRussia
29%
4%
54%
4%
24
flagBelgium
18%
13%
54%
13%
22
flagthe Netherlands
31%
4%
53%
9%
41
flagFrance
17%
20%
53%
7%
39
flagAustria
34%
8%
52%
4%
23
flagUkraine
28%
14%
52%
0%
21
flagthe United States
33%
7%
50%
6%
465
flagGermany
25%
9%
50%
14%
175
flagUnknown
30%
16%
50%
1%
53
flagAustralia
45%
16%
29%
8%
24

Gender

men58%
women51%
Sahara
18%
25%
Namib
11%
11%
Atacama
58%
51%
Takla Makan
10%
11%

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