|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||56 + 552|
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").
The Salado river flows into the Pacific Ocean in the commune of Chañaral; it is about 140 km (87 mi) long.
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.
Related pages change
- "Alcalde" (in Spanish). Municipalidad de Chañaral. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
- "Región de Atacama" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2012. 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. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.1974.tb03003.x. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.