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Thursday, 9 August 2012

World's Largest Salt Flat



Salar de Uyuni: (or Salar de Tunupa) is the world's largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, and is elevated 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above mean sea level. The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average altitude variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar. The crust serves as a source of salt and covers a pool of brine, which is exceptionally rich in lithium.

World's Largest Salt Flat
 Salar de Uyuni
World's Largest Salt Flat
 Salar de Uyuni
 Salar de Uyuni
World's Largest Salt Flat

Article source: www.wikipedia.org

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