Chañaral facts for kids
|City and Commune|
|Founded||26 October 1833|
|• Total||5,772.4 km2 (2,228.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||198 m (650 ft)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||2.27687/km2 (5.89706/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC−4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC−3)|
|Area code(s)||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").
|Antofagasta Province (Antofagasta Region)|
|Pacific Ocean||Diego de Almagro commune|
Near the town of Chañaral, to the north, is the Pan de Azúcar National Park.
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.
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