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Where Is The Driest Place On Earth?

Parts of Chile’s Atacama Desert are so dry they haven’t seen rain since records began. This arid desert on Chile’s coast is often touted as the driest place on Earth thanks to its position in a rain shadow, which means moisture is ferried away over the Andes mountains.

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Despite the harsh conditions, more than one million people reside on the fringes of the Atacama Desert, mostly crammed into the region’s coastal cities, harvesting fog to convert into drinking water and to grow crops with.

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