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1) Atacama Desert. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Atacama Desert, (ataka´ma) (KEY) , arid region, c.600 mi (970 km) long, N Chile, extending south from the border of Peru. The desert itself, c.2,000 ft (610 m) above...

2) Atacama Desert. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...An arid region of northwest Chile. One of the driest areas in the world, it has yielded great nitrate and copper wealth....

3) Copiapo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Copiapó, (kopyapo´) (KEY) , city (1990 est. pop. 79,268), capital of Atacama region, N central Chile, on the Copiapo River. An industrial city at the southern edge...

4) Loa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Chile, 275 mi (443 km) long, flowing S from the Andes, N Chile, then W and N through the Atacama Desert, before turning W to the Pacific Ocean. It is not navigable...

5) Arica. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...on the Pacific Ocean, just south of the Peruvian border and at the northern limit of the Atacama Desert. Peru ceded Arica to Chile after the War of the Pacific (see...

6) Iquique. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...of Iquique prov., N Chile. A port on the Pacific, it exports nitrates and iodine from the Atacama Desert. The city, founded in the 16th cent., was taken (1879) from...

7) Antofagasta. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...on the Pacific Ocean. Antofagasta was founded by Chileans in 1870 to exploit nitrates in the Atacama Desert, then under Bolivian administration. Its occupation by...

8) Pacific, War of the. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...the contract that had given a Chilean company the right to exploit nitrate deposits in Atacama, a province of Bolivia. In reprisal Chile took the port of Antofagasta,...

9) Valdivia, Pedro de. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...from Pizarro to subdue Chile. In Jan., 1540, he began his march south through the Atacama Desert, following the route used by his unfortunate predecessor, Diego de...

10) Almagro, Diego de. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...in present Chile, and then, after finding no gold, back north through the desert wastes of Atacama. He believed Cuzco was within his jurisdiction and so seized (1537)...

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