Cordillera Domeyko

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Cordillera Domeyko
ChaxaQuimal.jpg
Cerro Quimal in the distance
Highest point
Peak Cerro Quimal
Elevation 4,278 m (14,035 ft)
Coordinates 23°7′S 68°40′W / 23.117°S 68.667°W / -23.117; -68.667
Dimensions
Length 600 km (370 mi) north-south
Geography
Country Chile
Range coordinates 24°30′S 69°00′W / 24.5°S 69°W / -24.5; -69Coordinates: 24°30′S 69°00′W / 24.5°S 69°W / -24.5; -69
Parent range Central Andes
Cordillera de la Sal, part of Cordillera Domeyko. In the distance can be seen Licancabur and Juriques.

The Cordillera Domeyko is a mountain range of the Andes located in northern Chile, west of Salar de Atacama. It runs north-south for approximately 600 km,[1] parallel to the main chain. The mountain range marks the eastern border of the flat parts of Atacama Desert.

Cordillera Domeyko was named after Ignacy Domeyko and is the world's lowest humidity mountain range.[2]

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  1. ^ Muñoz, N., Charrier, R. and Jordan, T. (July 2002). "Interactions between basement and cover during the evolution of the Salar de Atacama Basin, northern Chile". Rev. Geol. Chile. [online] 29 (1): 55–80. doi:10.4067/S0716-02082002000100004. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  2. ^ ASTER's Global View from Space