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The Atacama Desert stretches along the Pacific coast of South America between the cities of Tacna in the south Peru and Copiapó in the north Chiles, over a distance of about 1,200 kilometers. It is also known by the astronomical Paranal Observatory on the mountain Cerro Paranal. The desert with some geysers and salt lakes is one of the driest areas in the world. Nevertheless, favored by the coastal fog between the Chilean cities of Copiapó and La Serena grapes are grown, mainly for the production of table grapes and the brandy Pisco be used.

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