Identify the desert with the help of given information:

  1. Large deposits of sodium nitrate are found in the desert
  2. The desert is known as the driest non-polar place in the world
  3. The desert is a cool coastal type desert

Select the correct answer from options given below:

Answer: [C] Atacama Desert

All given features are of Atacama Desert. Atacama Desert is located over high altitudes, above 2,500 metres above sea level. It is sparsely populated, only a few thousand people (mostly farmers) live in the inland desert areas.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module