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On July 2, 2019, one of the most spectacular astronomical events on the planet will happen, so it is expected that hundreds of thousands of people will move to this area of ​​northern Chile, that is worldwide known for the clearness of its skies.
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PUNITAQUI commune

Visit the historical and picturesque Punitaqui district, the land of the mills, music and friendship, it is located in the beautiful province of Limarí, Coquimbo region, is the gateway to exotic and ancient towns such as Mina Delirio, La Polvadera, Pechén and Los Quiles. With more than thirty degrees in summer and never less than two in winter, these are its best climatic credentials, throughout the year. The rains only fall two months a year and the Punitaqui estuary runs always refreshing. It also stands out for its growing production of wines, goat cheese and pisco. Punitaqui offers vestiges of pre-Columbian life, as an unavoidable archaeological attraction. Its urban center includes 3 sectors: Pueblo Viejo (old town), to the west of the Punitaqui estuary; Centro (the downtown sector), it includes the towns located along Caupolicán Street, its plaza de armas and the Pueblo Nuevo (new town), close to Tambo de Oro gold mine and the Altos Punitaqui mine. In this area, the largest mercury mine in the country, belonging to the former Compañía Minera Tamaya, operated.

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