Salar De Uyuni

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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The deposit of salt in Bolivia, known as the Uyuni Salt Flat, spans 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 square miles)!
One of the top adventure experiences in all of South America is exploring the mesmerizing Salar de Uyuni salt flat. Here, a thick crust of polygonal patterns of salt extends into the horizon, covering over 4,050 square miles to make this the world's largest salt flat.
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In the accident that took place on the Salar de Uyuni salt flat, the car carrying the five Japanese is believed to have been engulfed in flames for at least an hour after it caught fire in a head-on collision with another car carrying five Israelis, who were also killed.
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Lauren Taylor at the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia at sunrise, left, Machu Picchu, Peru, above, and during the 'Death Road' bike ride in Bolivia, below
Lauren Taylor at the Uyuni Salt Flats, in Bolivia, at sunrise, left; Machu Picchu, Peru, above; and during the 'Death Road' bike ride in Bolivia, below
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