Salar De Uyuni


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Uyuni, Salar De

 

a salt flat on an inner plateau of the Central Andes in Bolivia. Covering an area of approximately 10,000 sq km, the Salar de Uyuni is one of the largest salt flats in the world. It is situated at an elevation of approximately 3,700 m, to the south of the Altiplano, a desert plateau. It is covered with water during the summer rains.

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