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ID: 1001630
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Atacama (region (administrative division))  Atacama (region (administrative division))

Coordinates:
Lat: 27 30 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -27.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 070 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -70.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Borders Argentina to the east and the Pacific Ocean to west; located in Atacama Desert; since 1700s, main economic activity has been the mining of gold, silver, copper, and iron; some rainfall in the south, otherwise dry desert climate; Pan-American Highway transverses north to south.

Names:
Atacama (preferred,C,V)
Región de Atacama (C,V)
III Región (C,V)
Tercera Región (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Chile (nation)  ........  Chile (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Atacama (region (administrative division))  ............  Atacama (region (administrative division)) (P)

Place Types:
region (administrative division) (preferred, C)  ............  since 1974
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Atacama..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 660
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-)
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-10
III Región..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-)
Región de Atacama..........  [VP]
................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-)
Tercera Región..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 660
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-10
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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