The annual average rainfall in northern Chile is 1 millimeter or 0.04 inch. Northern Chile is home to the Atacama Desert, which is the most arid place in the world.
The northern part of Chile receives very little precipitation due to the Humboldt current and the Pacific anticyclone. The desert lacks moisture, so is unable to sustain plant life. The mountains over 20,000 feet above sea level do not form glaciers, while some river beds have been parched for thousands of years. Certain organisms, such as algae and cacti, are able to thrive in northern Chile from the moisture provided by a fog known as "Camanchaca."Learn More
The 1960 earthquake in Chile caused approximately 1,655 deaths. Tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused 61 deaths in Hawaii, 138 deaths in Japan and a report of 32 dead or missing in the Philippines.Full Answer >
Brazil is the largest country on the continent of South America, which also includes the countries of Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Three territories are also considered part of the South American continent: the Galapagos Islands, the Falkland Islands and French Guiana.Full Answer >
The Atacama Desert is located on the western coast of South America, right along the Pacific Ocean. It stretches nearly 600 miles from the southern border of Peru into northern Chile.Full Answer >
The majority of the people in Guyana have adopted the western civilization code of dress, including jeans, sneakers and T-shirts. The dress code in Guyana is mainly influenced by climate, type of job, daily needs, religious beliefs and even tastes.Full Answer >