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%
78%
9%
32
flagSpain
12%
7%
74%
5%
39
flagDenmark
12%
9%
67%
9%
31
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
9%
63%
11%
52
flagCanada
23%
6%
60%
8%
60
flagAustria
24%
8%
59%
5%
37
flagNorway
23%
15%
57%
2%
38
flagRussia
30%
7%
56%
1%
89
flagIndia
26%
8%
56%
5%
60
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
10%
55%
11%
470
flagUkraine
27%
9%
55%
4%
43
flagPoland
24%
11%
54%
8%
16861
flagthe Netherlands
23%
8%
53%
13%
69
flagItaly
21%
15%
53%
10%
60
flagGermany
23%
9%
51%
14%
218
flagthe United States
32%
8%
50%
7%
564
flagFrance
19%
21%
50%
7%
42
flagSweden
31%
3%
41%
24%
29
flagUnknown
31%
21%
39%
7%
434
flagAustralia
39%
21%
32%
7%
28

Gender

men54%
women50%
Sahara
22%
25%
Namib
14%
13%
Atacama
54%
50%
Takla Makan
9%
10%

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