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Atacama Desert

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This desert plateau in South America covers a 1,000-km (600-mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains, and is one of the driest places in the world.
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Giant Desert Plateau

Spanning Countries or Regions

Chile's 4 Northernmost Regions:
- Arica y Parinacota Region
- Tarapacá Region
- Antofagasta Region
- Atacama Region

Area Size

105,000 km² (41,000 sq mi)

Known For

Alien Landscape (Mars-like Landscape)
All-Terrain Sports, Stargazing
Valle de la Luna (Chile)
Mano del Desierto (Hand of the Desert)
Top Travel Destination in South America

Atacama Desert

Location Boundaries

Most commonly defined area lies within the 4 aforementioned Chilean regions



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