|Founded||26 October 1833|
|• Type||Municipal council|
|• Alcalde||Héctor Volta Rojas|
|• Total||5,772.4 km2 (2,228.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||198 m (650 ft)|
|• Density||2.3/km2 (5.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−4 (CLT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−3 (CLST)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 552|
History[change | change source]
In 1824, Diego de Almeyda found a large area with copper ore in the region; later, he looked for a place from where to export the mineral and began to form a small village in the place where is the present town of Chanaral. In 26 October 1833, José Joaquín Prieto founded the Distrito de Chañaral ("Chañaral District").
Geography[change | change source]
The Salado river flows into the Pacific Ocean in the commune of Chañaral; it is about 140 km (87 mi) long.
Population[change | change source]
Chañaral is the largest city of the province with a population, in 2002, of 12,123 inhabitants. The small town of Salado has 1,149 inhabitants.
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References[change | change source]
- "Alcalde" (in Spanish). Municipalidad de Chañaral. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
- "Región de Atacama" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
- "Historia" (in Spanish). Municipalidad de Chañaral. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
- "Parque Nacional Pan de Azúcar" (in Spanish). CONAF. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
- Lloyd, John W. (March�April 1974). "The Hydrogeology and Utilization of Brines in El Salado, Chile" (PDF). Ground Water. 12 (2): 72–77. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016. replacement character in
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