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Salar de Uyuni to the Andes Mountains, Bolivia – February 9th, 2011

20.1S 67.5W

February 9th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Mountains, Salt Flats

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Salar de Uyuni covers 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi) of terrain in the Bolivian departments of Potosí and Oruro, making it the world’s largest salt flat. It is located at an elevation of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above mean sea level, near the crest of the Andes.

Here, the ridges of the Andes Mountains can be seen to the east. The terrain appears dry on the western side, yet green and fertile on the eastern side. In the full image, part of Paraguay can be observed east of the salar and the mountains, while part of Argentina is visible to the southeast, and part of Chile south of the salar.

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