Check the Earth's Most Unbelievable Extremes

6. Driest Place - The Atacama Desert, Chile:

The Atacama Desert is been described by NASA, National Geographic and many other publications as the driest desert/ place on earth. This plateau in South America has covered a 1,000 kilometer strip of land on the Pacific coast and towards the western part of the Andes Mountains. The Atacama Desert occupies 105,000 square kilometers that are mainly composed of salt lakes, sand and also the felsic lava flows towards the Andes.

To prove the level of dryness of this desert, it was reported that, from October 1903 till January 1918, there was not even a single drop of rain drop that fell on the desert town of Arica, making it as the longest rainless period recorded.
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