It is reached from the Pacific by way of Challapata, a station on the Antofagasta & Oruro railway.
Respectively by the provinces of Antofagasta and Coquimbo, and extending from the Pacific coast E.
COBIJA, or Puerto La Mar (the official title given to it by the Bolivian government), a port and town of the Chilean province of Antofagasta, about Boo m.
It was formerly capital of the Bolivian department of Atacama and the only port possessed by Bolivia, but the seizure of that department in 1879 by Chile and the construction of the Antofagasta and Oruro railway deprived it of all importance, and its population, estimated at 6000 in 1858, has fallen to less than 500.
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