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Cerro Moreno Airport, Antofagasta (Chile)
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The Chilean city of Antofagasta is located in the arid north of the country on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, not far from one of the driest deserts of the Earth, the Atacama. The city has something more than 300,000 inhabitants and is located 1,400 km from the Chilean capital of Santiago de Chile.

The name "Antofagasta" comes from the language of Quechua Indians, he translates as "City by the Great Salt Lake". Despite its proximity to the Atacama climate in the coastal town of pleasant there is, it can be very warm in the Chilean summer.

Antofagasta is a comparatively young city, founded in 1870 as a location for the reduction of the raw material of saltpeter, which at that time was important for the Chilean economy. Today, the city, which is located on the famous road Pan-American Highway, is an important centre of the mining industry. Only copper and nitrates are reduced now, loaded at the port of Antofagasta and supplied all over the world.

Miss you should be the fresh seafood offered in the restaurants of the city, to drinking pisco sour, the local Obtainränk in Chile. The town makes a good starting point for excursions into the desert, to one borrows the best a car to explore the beauties of the Atacama. There are also two very picturesque beaches, whose Wasser is rather cool due to the Humboldt Current River in Antofagast.

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Cerro Moreno Airport, Antofagasta


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