ABOUT THE PrOVINCE
The Atacama Region is the third least populated region of the country, afterAysen and Magallanes.
The region experienced a boom when the Chañarcillo silver mine was discovered in 1832. For many years, this was the world’s third largest silver mine.
Much of the region is desert, and encompasses considerable mineral resources. Numerous flora and fauna species are found in the Atacama Region.