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Los Loros (means "the parrots") has about 1800 inhabitants and belongs to the commune Tierra Amarilla (Atacama region). It is located in the interior of the Copiapó Valley, 62 kilometers away from the capital of the Atacama Region, Copiapó.
Location: Los Loros, Region of Atacama
Comuna Tierra Amarilla, Province of Copiap
UTM: E390.775 / N69.21.021
Altitude: 956 m
Distance to Copiapó: 62,3 km (road)
Espinoza (1895) "Loros",
as Los Loros used to be called, had 534 inhabitants this year. Los Loros
in the beginning was the center of Mineras
Lomas Bayas and
Cerro Blanco. But with the increase in production at both mines, the
roads to Los Loros were no longer in use.
Cerro Blanco was connected by
Yerbas Buenas / Carrizal Bajo and
Lomas Bayas by the
Quebrada Carrizalillo. To this day, the steep flanks of the Copiapó
valley mark a morphological obstacle.
The Los Loros sector kept the agriculture and some small mining plants. Many historical publications highlight the high fertility of the sector. It is also mentioned that the railroad had an extremely agricultural use.
The historic role of the Copiapó Valley as a main road from and to Argentina must also be highlighted, there is a significant amount of traffic and towns such as Los Loros were places to rest or spend the night.
Intro valle Río Copiapó
Copiapó (Km 0,0)
Tierra Amarilla (km 15,7)
Nantoco (Km 22,2)
The Copiapó river
- a Cerro Blanco
Punta Brava (Km 53,7)
► Los Loros (Km 62,3)
San Antonio (Km 70,1)
Smelter Inka (Km 74,0)
Aqueduct Amolanas (Km 82,2)
Reservoir Lautaro (Km 84,2)
Iglesia Colorada (Km 110,1)
Río Montosa (Km 115,4)
Junta de Potros (Km 118,9)
Pastos Grandes (Km 137,1)
Qda. Pircas Coloradas (146,1)
Port. Cachitos (Km 167,1)
Río Turbio (Km 194,5)
• ESPINOZA, ENRIQUE (1903): Jeografía Descriptiva de la República de Chile - Arreglada.- Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades; quinta edición; Santiago de Chile. (Colection W. Griem)
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