|Salar de Arizaro|
A view of the Salar de Arizaro
Location of Salar de Arizaro (blue) within
northwestern Argentina and South America
|Max. length||100 km (62 mi)|
|Max. width||50 km (31 mi)|
|Surface area||1,600 km2 (618 sq mi)|
|Surface elevation||3,460 m (11,352 ft)|
Salar de Arizaro ("Arizaro" comes from Atacameno haâri "crow", "condor" and ara, aro, "accommodation", "place where something is common".) is a large salt flat of the Andes in north-western Argentina. It is located between the villages of Tolar Grande and Caipe and near Mina La Casualidad, in Los Andes Department, Salta Province.
Located in the central-western area of the Puna de Atacama, it covers an area of 1,600 km². Per extension, the Salar de Arizaro is the 6th largest salt flat in the World and the 2nd largest in Argentina after the Salinas Grandes.
The Salar de Arizaro is crossed in the middle by the Salta-Antofagasta railway and by the Provincial Route 27 (part of the former RN 59). A particular characteristic of it is a conical hill named Cerro Cono (or Cono de Arita), a sandstone-formation.