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41 km east of Iquique, there are the old "salitreras" into true ghost towns, especially #humberstone . villages full of history in the middle of the desert, where men worked hard to obtain nitrato “salitre” and sell it to the world, turning #chile into a rich country and recognized for its good quality in nitrato #salitre, everything until the invention of synthetic nitrate, in Germany.
Hospitals, schools, theater, square, market, pool and houses were left empty by the crisis.
today #humberstone and #santalaura are world heritage declared by the UNESCO #unesco #chile #intatravel #instablogger #gosthtown #nitrato #nortedechile #diantravelstips #traveler #discover #history #minorte #explorer #viajar #pampa #desert

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