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old comments from 2004[edit]

The original article I translated from the Spanish wikipedia, but there is quite a bit more material, particularly about the city's history, at de:Antofagasta, if anyone would care to do the necessary. — Trilobite (Talk) 02:13, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)

The sentence

During the last ten years, Antofagasta has experimented a construction boom of high-rise apartment buildings.

was added in 2004, so my replacement

Since about 1994, Antofagasta has experimented a construction boom of high-rise apartment buildings that continues as of 2004.
  1. is implied by the other (in light of the page history), and
  2. doesn't suck as badly as the vague "last 10 years".
This is, in fact, not true. The construction boom lasted from 1994 to 1997~1998, when (due to Asiatic Economic Crisis) it stopped. I think, however, the construction business has regained strength since (about) 2003~2004.
In fact, in the las 5 years, the city has suffered several improvements in terms of embellicement and public services; due to mayoralty programs. Maybe this is related in some way to the construction "rebirth"

Someone who (in contrast to me) knows what they're talking about can do better. --Jerzy (t) 17:54, 2005 Apr 7 (UTC)

Thought thew education part had to be improved, so I added the text that can be read now. I have lived in the city many years, so the fact about school distribution in the city I talk about can be trust...--Negrulio

The phrase

To the north of the city, La Portada de Antofagasta, a natural monument, is famous for its beauty.

Doesn't have to be in the Transport topic, does it?--Negrulio

Poor english[edit]

A group of users have added a lot of material but in a very poor English. I hope we can help enhancing the readability of this article. I am not the most appropiate guy to do this, but I'll give it a try --_N_e_g_r_u_l_i_o 02:08, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Article Cleanup Co-Ordination Point[edit]

Monument to Juan Lopez[edit]

I moved this incomprehensible section here. I don't think it was helping readers at all.

BuddingJournalist 03:45, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

It is translated from Spanish: Jose Holy Ossa = Jose Santos Ossa --Keysanger (talk) 20:26, 16 January 2015 (UTC)


I'm tempted to go back to this version, which at least features more comprehensible English, and which I can actually help improve by copy-editing. Anyone object? I don't think the current version is in any way helpful to readers. Also, I doubt someone spent a lot of time/effort to expand the article to its version. I have a feeling someone plugged in text to one of those free online translation tools and pasted the shoddy results here. If no one objects in a few days, I'll do a revert back to the old version. BuddingJournalist 03:54, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

I agree. Jespinos 15:43, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
I did the revert. On to the copy-edit! BuddingJournalist 06:59, 31 January 2007 (UTC)


There are so many pictures on this page in galleries. Perhaps they need to be culled or editorial comment found or a page for them opened. The satellite pic could be of anything. Any views? SuzanneKn (talk) 20:21, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Desert climate with abundant cloudiness (BWN)[edit]

"Desert climate with abundant cloudiness (BWN)" does not exist in the Köppen climate classification. From this image it looks like BWk, and not 4 climates at all. I have removed the dubious paragraph and kept only the mention to desert climate. Calimo (talk) 09:28, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

I doesn't exist in the climate classification, but then again it does have abundant sunshine. I think these two terms are separate. I changed the cloudiness to sunshine quite a while ago because 3,000 hours of sunshine is NOT overcast! (talk) 01:53, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

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Average Rainfall and Floods[edit]

How does a city with an average annual rainfall of less than 0.1 mm have 5 notable floods from 1940 to 1991? It should have received just 5 mm (0.2 inches) of rain in that entire half-century. Is "average" here the median rather than the mean? (talk) 14:18, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

Floods typically occur when a river or other water channel overflows its banks. It is not uncommon in desert areas for rainfall in the mountains to course downhill and inundate these channels.--Quisqualis (talk) 18:53, 6 May 2018 (UTC)