How little rainfall does an area have to get to be called a desert?



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    To qualify as a desert, a region must receive less than 10 inches of precipitation a year. However, some well known deserts get a few more inches of rainfall a year. For example, Santa Fe’s desert receives about 14 inches of rainfall a year. Some areas that are not considered stereotypically ‘desert-like,’ such as Calgary, Canada, are also considered deserts under this definition.

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