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Top 10 things you didn’t know about Chile

By Fernando Diez, Marketing Manager at Quasar Expeditions

1. World's Biggest Swimming Pool is in Chile?

In Algarrobo city in the Pacific coast, we find the most impressive artificial paradise that was named by the Guinness Book of Records as the World’s largest swimming pool with a length of 1,000 yards, an area of 20 acres and a maximum depth of 115-feet. It holds over 66 million gallons of crystal clear seawater.

The pool was opened in December 2006, and it took five years of construction work with a cost of nearly 1 billion dollars ($US), and an annual maintenance cost of about 2 million.

2. In Chile, You Can Find the Driest Place on Earth, The Atacama Desert

At 7,500 feet, Chile’s Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth with a landscape of surreal beauty. Some parts of the region have never received a drop of rain and the Desert is probably also the oldest desert on earth. The desert runs through a 1,000 kilometer long strip of land between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, spreading out over an area of 363,000 square kilometers.

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