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
12%
9%
67%
9%
31
flagCanada
22%
3%
62%
9%
54
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
10%
62%
12%
50
flagAustria
25%
9%
61%
3%
31
flagIndia
24%
8%
58%
5%
58
flagNorway
24%
16%
56%
2%
37
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
10%
55%
11%
451
flagPoland
25%
11%
54%
8%
16184
flagItaly
22%
13%
54%
10%
59
flagthe United Arab Emirates
7%
0%
53%
38%
26
flagthe Netherlands
27%
5%
52%
14%
55
flagFrance
17%
20%
52%
7%
40
flagGermany
24%
10%
51%
14%
207
flagUkraine
29%
10%
51%
5%
37
flagthe United States
33%
7%
50%
7%
537
flagRussia
35%
8%
48%
1%
62
flagUnknown
31%
21%
38%
7%
410
flagAustralia
39%
21%
32%
7%
28

Gender

men54%
women49%
Sahara
22%
25%
Namib
14%
13%
Atacama
54%
49%
Takla Makan
9%
11%

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Author: Kasia
Illustration: Danielle Pereira
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