Copiapó is a city in the central north of Chile with around 200,000 inhabitants and is the capital of Copiapó Province and Atacama Region.
Copiapó, like much of the rest of northern Chilean, has a desert climate though with the rare conditions that there are hardly any extreme temperatures and almost no rainfall at all. Average highs fluctuate between 21 °C in June and July and 29 °C from December to February, with lows between 5 °C and 14 °C respectively. Rainfall is practically nihil with 2 mm a year.
See also International Telephone Calls
Correos de Chile is the national postal service, and although relatively slow it is reliable with post offices throughout the country. On the website you can find more information about prices to send letters, postcards and parcels, both domestically as well as internationally. Post offices are generally open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday until 2:00pm, although there are sometimes longer opening hours in the bigger central post offices and shorter ones in small places. Ask around.
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