Place:Atacama, Chile

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NameAtacama
Alt namesAtacamasource: Wikipedia
TypeRegion
Coordinates27.5°S 70°W
Located inChile     (1974 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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The Atacama Region is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions. It comprises three provinces, Chañaral, Copiapó and Huasco. It is bordered to the north by Antofagasta, to the south by Coquimbo, to east with Provinces of Catamarca, La Rioja and San Juan of Argentina, and to west with the Pacific Ocean. The regional capital Copiapó is located at north of the country's capital of Santiago. The region occupy the southern portion of Atacama Desert, the rest of the desert is mainly distributed among the other regions of Norte Grande

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