The wettest and driest countries in the world

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Egypt - Among the 195 countries in the world, Egypt is ranked quite tragically as the driest, with an average annual rainfall of 0.7 inch (18 mm).

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Libya - The African country of Libya is the second-driest nation, and has an average rainfall of 2.2 inches (56 mm). 

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Qatar - The country is among the driest on Earth and receives only 2.9 inches (74 mm) of annual rainfall.

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Kuwait - The country has a high-income economy thanks to its oil reserves, and sees about 4.8 inches (121 mm) of precipitation annually.

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Niger - It is a landlocked country in the middle of the Sahara Desert, and receives only 5.9 inches (151 mm) of precipitation every year.

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Turkmenistan - The country experiences 6.3 inches (161 mm) of rainfall annually, and is home to the Gates of Hell, a gas crater that has been burning since the 1980s.

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Yemen - Arriving on this list as one of the driest countries is Yemen, another nation from the Arabian Desert. Yemen only receives 6.6 inches (167 mm) of rain every year.

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Sierra Leone - The country receives 99.4 inches (2,526 mm) of precipitation every year, which supplies water to many of its rainforests.

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Fiji - Arriving on this list from the Pacific Ocean is the country of Fiji, where the annual rainfall amounts to 102 inches (2,592 mm). 

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Bangladesh - Nestled on the southern coast of the Asian continent is the country of Bangladesh, which receives 105 inches (2,666 mm) of rainfall every year. 

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Indonesia - Indonesia is the 10th-wettest country in the world, with an average rainfall of 106.4 inches (2,702 mm).

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Solomon Islands - The Solomon Islands are another nation hailing from the Pacific Ocean, where the average rainfall amounts to 119.2 inches (3,028 mm).

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Papua New Guinea - Papua New Guinea is one of the wettest in the world, with an average rainfall of 123.7 inches (3,142 mm).

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Colombia - Arriving in first place as the wettest country in the world is Colombia, with an average annual rainfall of 127.6 inches (3,240 mm).

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