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Atacama, Chile

Atacama is one of 15 primary administrative regions in Chile with a population of approximately 284,992 people.

Facts and figures on Atacama at a glance

Region name: Atacama (Atacama)
Status: Primary administrative region
Population: 284,992 people
Country: Chile
Continent: South America

The regional headquarters of Atacama (Atacama) is located in the regional capital Copiapo (Copiapó) with a population of 129,280 people.

The distance as the crow flies from Atacama's regional capital Copiapo to Chile's capital Santiago (Santiago) is approximately 677 km (420 mi).

Facts and figures about Atacama
RegionPopulationRegional capitalPopulation
Atacama Atacama284,992 peopleCopiapo Copiapó129,280 people

Compare with other regions in Chile.

Map of Atacama

Map of Atacama

Information on Atacama

Information on Atacama
Region nameRegional capitalSubregionsCountryContinent
Atacama AtacamaCopiapo Copiapó3ChileSouth America

Time in Atacama

Time in Atacama
Current timeSummer time (DST)Standard timeCurrent timezone offsetTimezone
Mon, 8 Mar 2021 - 3:54amIn effect (+1 hour)Mon, 8 Mar 2021 - 2:54amGMT UTC -2.0America/Santiago

Geographic coordinates of Atacama

Latitude & Longitude of Atacama
PositionLatitude (width)Longitude (length)
Show on map27°30'00.0"S (-27.5000000°)70°00'00.0"W (-70.0000000°)

Subregions in Atacama

There are 3 administrative subregions in Atacama.
Subregions in Atacama
RegionNoPopulationRegional capitalCapital population
Provincia de Chanaral Provincia de Chañaral1.---
Provincia de Copiapo Provincia de Copiapó2.-Copiapo Copiapó129,280
Provincia de Huasco Provincia de Huasco3.---

External sources of information on Atacama

Atacama on Wikipedia