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
11%
8%
74%
5%
35
flagDenmark
13%
10%
66%
10%
30
flagLithuania
9%
9%
66%
14%
21
flagRepublic of Ireland
14%
8%
63%
12%
47
flagNorway
24%
9%
63%
3%
33
flagCanada
22%
3%
62%
9%
53
flagUnknown
23%
14%
58%
3%
89
flagIndia
25%
9%
57%
3%
54
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
9%
56%
11%
403
flagBelgium
17%
13%
56%
13%
23
flagPoland
24%
11%
55%
8%
13944
flagAustria
29%
11%
55%
3%
27
flagItaly
22%
12%
53%
11%
54
flagthe Netherlands
31%
4%
53%
11%
45
flagFrance
17%
20%
52%
7%
40
flagGermany
25%
8%
51%
14%
190
flagRussia
30%
7%
51%
1%
52
flagUkraine
30%
12%
51%
3%
33
flagthe United States
33%
7%
50%
6%
499
flagAustralia
44%
20%
28%
8%
25

Gender

men60%
women51%
Sahara
18%
24%
Namib
11%
12%
Atacama
60%
51%
Takla Makan
9%
11%

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