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Antofagasta | Southern suburbs and coast range


Flight Santiago de Chile - Antofagasta. This port city is closely linked to the mining activities in N Chile. It experienced a rapid development in the first decade of the 21st century and and outperforms most other cities of the country in terms of economic wealth. In 2012, Antofagasta had a population of almost 350,000. The bright colour of the lower slopes, contrasting to the otherwise darker rocks of the coast range, indicates the presence of wind-blown marine sands.

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on Wednesday 3 February 2016 by Martin Mergili
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