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  Antofagasta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Antofagasta is constrained by the Pacific Ocean on the west, and steep hills to the east
Antofagasta (IPA /antofa'γasta/) is a port city in northern Chile, and is the capital of both Antofagasta Province and Antofagasta Region.
Although Antofagasta is in a very arid zone, its development was and is still based upon extraction of raw materials found in the area, shifting from guano to saltpetre to copper over the years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Antofagasta,_Chile   (751 words)

  
 Antofagasta Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Antofagasta's history is divided, as the territory, in two sections, the coastal region and the highlands plateau or altiplano around the Andes.
Antofagasta was permanently annexed by the Chilean government at the end of the war.
A significant base of Chile's union-organizing movements in the early 20th century, the region depended upon the nitrate-extraction industry until its replacement by copper mining.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Antofagasta_Region_of_Chile   (487 words)

  
 Antofagasta -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Antofagasta is a long and thin city located just south of the Península de Mejillones and north of the Cerro Coloso.
The city is hemmed in by steep hills that are part of Chile's Cordillera de la Costa ((The Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain) Spanish Coast Mountain Range) on its eastern edge, and by the (The largest ocean in the world) Pacific Ocean to the west.
Antofagasta lies in the (A desert in northern Chile rich in nitrate and copper deposits) Atacama Desert, the world's driest region.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/an/antofagasta.htm   (625 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Antofagasta, South America (South American Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Antofagasta was founded by Chileans in 1870 to exploit nitrates in the Atacama Desert, then under Bolivian administration.
Antofagasta has depended primarily on nitrates and copper and sulfur exports, and its economy has often been affected by sharp fluctuations in world demands.
The Univ. of the North was established in Antofagasta in 1956.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/Antofaga.html   (271 words)

  
 Antofagasta --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Antofagasta (area 48,642 sq mi [125,981 sq km]) is the second largest of Chile's regions; about 90 percent of its population lives in urban areas, chiefly the capital city of Antofagasta (q.v.), and in Tocopilla, Calama, and...
The chief applications of Chile saltpetre are in the nitric acid industry and particularly as a fertilizer.
That territory was surrendered to Chile in 1884 as a result of a truce that ended the fighting in the War of the Pacific.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9007899?tocId=9007899   (634 words)

  
 Travel Forum - Antofagasta, Chile
Antofagasta is a large and thin city located just south of Peninsula de Mejillones and north of Cerro Coloso.
Although Antofagasta lies in a very arid zone, its development was fast due to rich minerals that could be found in the area, such as guano and saltpeter.
Antofagasta industrial complex is situated to the north part of the city.
www.ttgforum.com /printthread.php?t=759   (539 words)

  
 Photographs of Antofagasta, Chile
This is a photo of the Antofagasta area taken from the Space Shuttle.
Antofagasta is located on the south side of the peninsula.
Antofagasta and the northern regions of Chile belonged to Peru and Bolivia prior to the War of the Pacific in 1872.
www.angelfire.com /fl/atacamasam/fotoanto.html   (620 words)

  
 Chile - Antofagasta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Antofagasta is the largest city of the Norte Grande region, a product of the mining boom that hit the region in the 19th century.
Today, Antofagasta is the embarkation point for copper mined at La Escondida and Chuquicamata--the latter of which holds the distinction of being the largest open-pit mine in the world.
Visitors who want to learn more about Antofagasta and the Norte Grande can visit the Museo Regional--in addition to its interesting exhibits on the history of the city and the mining industry, the museum holds a colourful collection of rock and mineral samples culled from the surrounding region.
www.geographia.com /chile/antofag01.htm   (203 words)

  
 Chronic Arsenic Exposure and Risk of Infant Mortality in Two Areas of Chile
Before 1958, arsenic levels in the water of Antofagasta averaged 90 µg/L. After the introduction of the Toconce River as the main water source, the mean arsenic levels during the period 1958-1970 rose to approximately 860 µg/L. In 1970, the city installed an arsenic-removal plant for this water supply.
Although both Antofagasta and Valparaíso experienced substantial improvements in their overall infant mortality rates over the study period, the pattern of infant mortality for these two communities was quite different before the 1970s.
As in the rest of the country, the decline in mortality rates in Antofagasta during the overall study period was likely a result of other nonarsenic-related factors such as improvement in health care and standard of living, which affected all of the regions in Chile.
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 Strike That » Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
in chile, each class has ownership of their classroom and teachers travel to the students’ classrooms to teach lessons depending on the period (although, teachers are the only ones who have keys to the classroom).
Gladys Morin, the communist leader in chile died recently and there doesn’t seem to be a communist leader of equal stature to replace her.
apparently, in other countries (like chile), if you invite someone to lunch, the implication is that you are paying for lunch because, you know, you were the one who suggested it in the first place.
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 Bloomberg.com: Asia
Antofagasta may commit more than $700 million to boost falling reserves at its flagship Pelambres mine and new projects in Chile's Atacama Desert and Peru this year.
Antofagasta's shares fell 13 pence, or 1 percent, to 1,306 pence in London and have dropped 3 percent this week as Antofagasta told investors that an expansion to Pelambres would be delayed.
Antofagasta uses an long-term average of between 90 cents a $1 a pound to evaluate new projects.
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 Antofagasta on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
CHILE: Final decision on proposed $400,000,000 copper mine expansion project is tentatively scheduled to be made by the end of the year 2001, ANTOFAGASTA MINERALS [Chile/UK] - Order #: 0102501.(Antofagasta Minerals...
CHILE: Final decision on proposed $400,000,000 copper mine expansion project is tentatively scheduled to be made by the end of the year 2001, ANTOFAGASTA MINERALS [Chile/UK] - Order #: 0102501.
Chile: Antofagasta Minerals acquired 61% stake in Minera El.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/a/antofaga.asp   (464 words)

  
 5.2 Fog harvesting in Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The far north of Chile, between the cities of Arica (latitude 18° S) and La Serena (latitude 29° S), is classified as an arid or semi-arid zone, depending on the rainfall.
The Antofagasta area (latitude 23° S), on the eastern edge of the Pacific Anticline, is a desert climate with virtually no rainfall.
While it lends itself to use along the coastal zone of northern Chile and southern Peru, wherever the hills are higher than the base of the cloud layer, it requires a specific combination of climatic and topographical conditions for best results.
www.oas.org /usde/publications/unit/oea59e/ch33.htm   (1507 words)

  
 Environmental Health Perspectives: Chronic Arsenic Exposure and Risk of Infant Mor... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Before 1958, arsenic levels in the water of Antofagasta averaged 90 [micro]g/L. After the introduction of the Toconce River as the main water source, the mean arsenic levels during the period 1958-1970 rose to approximately 860 [micro]g/L. In 1970, the city installed an arsenic-removal plant for this water supply.
Between 1950 and 1996, Antofagasta experienced an 86% decline in the late fetal mortality rate, an 81% decline in the neonatal mortality rate, and a 92% decline in the posmeonatal mortality rate.
Although both Antofagasta and Valparaiso experienced substantial improvements in their overall infant mortality rates over the study period, the pattern of infant mortality for these two communities was quite different before the 1970s.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:65640290&refid=ip_almanac_hf   (5960 words)

  
 Vibrio parahemolyticus Epidemic, Chile | CDC EID
Analysis of clinical isolates of Vibrio parahaemolyticus from outbreaks in Chile in the cities of Puerto Montt in 2004 and Antofagasta in 1998 indicated that 23 of 24 isolates from Puerto Montt and 19 of 20 from Antofagasta belonged to the pandemic clonal complex that emerged in Southeast Asia in 1996.
However, an outbreak that occurred primarily in the northern city of Antofagasta (23°39´S 70°24´W) from November 1997 to March 1998 caused this number to increase to >300 isolates (12).
parahaemolyticus isolates obtained from the outbreak in Antofagasta, Chile, in 1998 and 24 from the outbreak of Puerto Montt, Chile, in 2004 were characterized.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/EiD/vol11no01/04-0762.htm   (1933 words)

  
 Lobelia_anceps-11 Dec 2000
Lobelia is represented in Chile by nine species (Marticorena 1990, Lammers 1999), most restricted to the central and southern regions.
This new record is a considerable extension of range for Lobelia anceps in Chile; however, it should be no great surprise that this species was discovered outside of its native range in central Chile and the Juan Fernandez Islands (Fig.4).
Catalogue of the vascular flora of the Second Region (Antofagasta), Chile.
www.chlorischile.cl /dillon1/Lobelia_anceps.htm   (988 words)

  
 Chile, Map and Flag
Chile has a market-oriented economy characterized by a high level of foreign trade.
During the early 1990s, Chile's reputation as a role model for economic reform was strengthened when the democratic government of Patricio AYLWIN - which took over from the military in 1990 - deepened the economic reform initiated by the military government.
Despite the effects of the recession, Chile maintained its reputation for strong financial institutions and sound policy that have given it the strongest sovereign bond rating in South America.
www.greatestcities.com /South_America/Chile.html   (1260 words)

  
 Restaurants in Antofagasta Chile Restaurant Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Gaviota property is located approximately 70km east-northeast of Antofagasta City in...
of the Pacific in which Chile defeated Peru and Bolivia, annexing the former Peruvian province of Tarapacá and the former Bolivian province of Antofagasta.
Iquique from Peru and Antofagasta from Bolivia, thus leaving this country landlocked.
www.diningguide411.com /restaurants/Chile/Antofagasta   (345 words)

  
 Norte Grande Chile Travel, Vacations & Accommodations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The five star hotel in Antofagasta -The Mining Capital of South America - offers a complete range of services to aid successful business travel.
The Hostel is located near the bus station, it's the HI in Arica especially for young people, all rooms have a private bath, mini-bar, and cable TV...
Our hotel is located in the centre of the tourist city of Arica, and only a few minutes away from the beaches...
www.realadventures.com /pages/chile/norte-grande.htm   (324 words)

  
 EXPONOR 2004
The Antofagasta is the heart of the mining industry in Chile and South America
The Antofagasta is without doubt the principal mining region in Chile both for its diversity of production and magnitude of operation as well as for the current and projected investment in mining in the region.
As part of EXPONOR weekly programme the 54th Congress of Chile Mining Engineers Institute and the Mining Council Fifth Aniversary were carried out.
www.infomine.com /events/flatfiles/exponor2005.asp   (262 words)

  
 Antofagasta
12,722), Antofagasta region, N Chile, on the western slopes of the...
Pacific, War of the - Pacific, War of the, 1879–84, war between Chile and the allied nations, Peru and Bolivia;...
Antofagasta sells 40 per cent of the Los Pelambres Mine for US$ 256 million.
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 Study Abroad Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
CIEE Study Center in Santiago, Chile: The program is designed for advanced Spanish language students from a wide variety of academic disciplines who are motivated to matriculate into regular university courses and are interested in learning more about Chilean life and society.
Chile is a country with unparalleled beauty which includes desert, tropical, temperate and alpine regions within its 2000 mile length.
It was founded in May 1956 and under the law 15.561 in 1964 it was recognized by the Government of Chile as an autonomous university, integrating the Council of Presidents of Chilean Universities as the eighth oldest university in Chile.
www.studyabroad.com /simplehtml/white/Chile.html   (5095 words)

  
 Chile, Antofagasta Mission Alumni
Pamela served in the Chile Concepcion Mission; her mission president was Leon Walker.
Almost exactly one year to the date that he arrived in Chile, the Santiago North mission combined with the Northern portion of Vina del Mar and the Chile, Antofagasta mission was born with President Carlos Espinola presiding.
Robert was in Arica, Potrerillos, Paipote, Antofagasta, Mejillones, Tocopilla, and Vallenar.
www.missionantofagasta.org /alumni.html   (5809 words)

  
 Antofagasta, Chile - Discount Cruises, Last-Minute Cruises, Short Notice Cruises - Vacations To Go
Antofagasta, the largest city of the Norte Grande region, possesses a markedly European feel in its architecture and ambiance.
Visitors who want to learn more about Antofagasta and the Norte Grande can visit the Museo Regional -- in addition to its interesting exhibits on the history of the city and the mining industry, the museum holds a colorful collection of rock and mineral samples culled from the surrounding region.
With 12 miles of beachfront and a mild, dry climate, Antofagasta has also developed as a year-round beach resort.
www.vacationstogo.com /cruiseports/viewport.cfm?port=1250   (286 words)

  
 2005 Population Figures for Antofagasta, Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Elsa Noemi Hipolito Mori Jr Antofagasta 1912 Lima...
I lived in Antofagasta and Temuco, where I graduated from...
313,054 for Antofagasta, Chile is based on a number of factors and sources.
travel.synabu.com /cities/A/Antofagasta,_Chile.html   (382 words)

  
 Hotels in Antofagasta, Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Centrally located to business and financial district of Antofagasta, the hotel is 2 minutes from downtown and 10 minutes from the industrial neighborhood.
Location: Located in the north of Chile, in Antofagasta -he Mining Capital of South America - in the middle of the Atacama Dessert.
In the financial, commercial and civic center area, with spectacular views of the pacific ocean and within walking distance to the beach.
athensohio.net /online-hotel-reservations/Chile/Antofagasta   (183 words)

  
 ref
Tectonic and magmatic evolution of the Andes of northern Argentina and Chile.
Miocene gypcretes from the Calama Basin, northern Chile.
Upper Cenozoic volcanism and tectonism in the Andes of northern Chile.
www.ocf.berkeley.edu /~tarcuri/ref.html   (3451 words)

  
 jacques' travelblogue: May 9, 2004 -- Antofagasta, Chile
Antofagasta is a port city in the north of Chile.
They still resent Chile having taken their port in La Guerra del Pacifico, and needless to say they want it back.
Route 5, better known as la Panamericana, is Chile's main North to South thruway.
www.ephemeroi.com /jacques/arkv/001861.html   (1004 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Antofagasta, Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Annual rainfall in the city averages less than 4 mm, and there was a period of 40 years when no rain fell at all.
Antofagasta City is constrained by the Pacific Ocean on the west, and steep hills to the east
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www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Antofagasta,-Chile   (565 words)

  
 UFO Sighting Report July 24th 1997 : Cerro Moreno Mountain, Antofagasta, Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On July 24, 1997, at 12:20 a.m., a bus carrying 42 passengers rumbled southward on the Panamerican Highway in northern Chile.
The bus belonged to Buses Fenix Pullman Norte Ltda.
As the bus neared Cerro Moreno mountain in Antofagasta, a city 880 kilometers (550 miles) north of Santiago, the vehicle suddenly lost all electrical power.
www.ufoinfo.com /sightings/chile/970724.shtml   (386 words)

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