Region XV of Arica and Parinacota is Chile's northernmost Region and covers an area of 16,873 km2 / 6,515 sq miles. It was created on 8th October 2007 with Arica as the regional capital (previously it had been part of Tarapacá Region I), images are in the Arica City gallery. The following galleries of Protected Areas are also located in Region XV: Lauca National Park, Las Vicuñas National Reserve, Salar de Surire National Monument. Together they form the Lauca Biosphere Reserve, recognised by UNESCO in 1981. UNESCO expanded the Biosphere Reserve in September 2021 to 1,026,567 hectares; as a result it now covers most of the Andean and pre-cordillera areas of Region XV. More images are available and will be added shortly, if you cannot find what you are looking for or want to see more images of a certain location / subject please get in touch!