Pampa del Tamarugal National Reserve

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Pintados Geoglyphs

Pampa del Tamarugal National Reserve is a nature reserve of northern Chile's Tarapacá Region located in the Pampa del Tamarugal, about 70 km (43 mi) east of Iquique. The reserve consists of three separate sectors: Zapiga, Bosque Nativo de La Tirana, and Pintados. The major highlights are the artificially planted [1][2] forests of the genus Prosopis (primarily Prosopis tamarugo), found in the middle of a rainless desert, and the Pintados geoglyphs.

The total protected area extends on more than 102,264 hectares.

The sectors of Zapiga and Pintados are crossed by the Pan-American Highway and Sector Bosque Nativo de La Tirana can be accessed from A-665 Route.

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Geoglifos de Pintados: Precolumbian culture geoglyphs extended on 2 miles that portrait more than 350 figures representing men, animals and abstract figures. Visit schedule: Mondays to Sundays, from 10:30 AM to 17:30 PM. There is an entrance fee.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Purdue - Prosopis tamarugo F. Phil.
  2. ^ [2] FAO.ORG - THE GENUS PROSOPIS AND ITS MANAGEMENT AT THE TAMARUGAL PAMPA
  3. ^ Atacama Desert sites Letsgochile.com

Coordinates: 20°28′20″S 69°40′24″W / 20.4722°S 69.6733°W / -20.4722; -69.6733