This airticle is aboot the Atacama Region; for the desert, see Atacama Desert.
Atacama Region

III Región de Atacama
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Coordinates: 27°22′00″S 70°19′56″W / 27.36667°S 70.33222°W / -27.36667; -70.33222Coordinates: 27°22′00″S 70°19′56″W / 27.36667°S 70.33222°W / -27.36667; -70.33222
Kintra Chile
CaipitalCopiapó
ProvincesChañaral, Copiapó, Huasco
Govrenment
 • IntendantXimena Matas Quilodrán
Aurie
 • Total75,176.2 km2 (29,025.7 sq mi)
Aurie rank4
Lawest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2002)[1]
 • Tot254,336
 • Rank11
 • Density3.4/km2 (8.8/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCL-AT

The Atacama Region (Spaingie: III Región de Atacama) is ane o Chile's 15 first order regions. It comprises three provinces, Chañaral, Copiapó an Huasco. It is bordered tae the north bi Antofagasta, tae the sooth bi Coquimbo, tae east wi Provinces o Catamarca, La Rioja an San Juan o Argentinae, an tae wast wi the Paceefic Ocean. The regional caipital Copiapó is locatit at 806 km (501 mi) north o the kintra's caipital o Santiago. The region occupy the soothren portion o Atacama Desert, the rest o the desert is mainly distributit amang the ither regions of Norte Grande.

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Atacama Region". Government of Chile Foreign Investment Committee. Retrieved 13 March 2010.

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