What Is the Driest Desert in the World?


The Atacama Desert in Chile carries the title of being the driest desert in the world. It gets less than 0.01 centimetres of rain per year while some places in the desert have been completely dry for over 400 years. Despite the dryness, it is pretty cold and is located right next to the Pacific Ocean.
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The Atacama is the driest place on the planet. It is a virtually rainless plateau in South America, covering a 600-mile strip of land on the Pacific coast of South America, west of the Andes mountains. It is 20 million years old, covering more than 40,000 square miles.
The driest desert in the world is the Atacama Desert in South America. It covers 40, 600 square miles in north Chile. The average rainfall is 0. 04 inches a year. You can find more information here: http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Atacama_Desert
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