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PARQUE NACIONAL LAUCA  
   

PARQUE NACIONAL LAUCA

FROM THE DRIEST TO THE HIGHEST

May 4th 2009
WIKI INFO: "Arica is known as one of the driest inhabited places on Earth, at least as measured by rainfall: average annual precipitation is 0.76 mm (0.03 inches), as measured at the airport meteorological station." "Lake Chungar√° , situated in northern Chile, in Tarapac√° Region is one of the highest lakes in the world. It is near the Volcanos Parinacota (20,827 feet or 6,348 meters) a ... read more
South America » Chile » Arica & Parinacota » Lauca National Park

Chilean Flag Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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