Place:San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile

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NameSan Pedro de Atacama
TypeTown
Coordinates22.917°S 68.25°W
Located inAntofagasta, Chile
source: Family History Library Catalog
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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San Pedro de Atacama is a Chilean town and commune in El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region. It is located east of Antofagasta, some 106 km (60 mi) southeast of Calama and the Chuquicamata copper mine, overlooking the Licancabur volcano. It features a significant archeological museum, the R. P. Gustavo Le Paige Archaeological Museum, with a large collection of relics and artifacts from the region. Native ruins nearby now attract increasing numbers of tourists interested in learning about pre-Columbian cultures. Tourists also visit for other popular activities including sandboarding and stargazing, with the views of the stars from the Atacama unrivalled across the continent.

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