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Atacama desert

an arid region in N Chile: rich nitrate deposits. About 600 miles (960 km) long; about 70,000 sq. mi. (181,300 sq. km).
Contemporary Examples

The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is the driest place on Earth.
The Miners’ Miracle Message Dom Phillips August 23, 2010

a desert region along the W coast of South America, mainly in N Chile: a major source of nitrates. Area: about 80 000 sq km (31 000 sq miles)


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