Antofagasta

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Antofagasta
City and Commune
Montage of Antofagasta, Top:View of downtown Antofagasta, 2nd left:Antofagasta Clock Tower in Armas Square, 2nd middle:Mano del Desierto Sand Sculpture in Atacama Desert, 2nd right:View of Coldelco area, 3rd left:Balneario Beach, 3rd right:Arturo shopping center area, Bottom:View of La Portada Natural Monument
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): La perla del Norte ("Pearl of the North")
Motto: "Gloria, patria y tesón es tu lema y tu honor"
("Glory, homeland and tenacity is your motto and your honor")
Map of Antofagasta's urban hinterland
Map of Antofagasta's urban hinterland
Coordinates: 23°39′S 70°24′W / 23.65°S 70.4°W / -23.65; -70.4Coordinates: 23°39′S 70°24′W / 23.65°S 70.4°W / -23.65; -70.4
Country Chile
Region Antofagasta
Province Antofagasta
Settled 22 October 1868
Capital Antofagasta
Government[2]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Alcalde Karen Rojo[1]
Area
 • Total 30,718.1 km2 (11,860.3 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2002 Census)
 • Total 296,905
 • Density 9.66547/km2 (25.03346/sq mi)
 • Urban 295,792
 • Rural 1,113
Sex
 • Men 153,220
 • Women 143,685
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Postal code 3580000
Area code(s) +56 73

Antofagasta is a city in northern Chile. It is the capital of Antofagasta Province and Antofagasta Region. In the 2002 census, the city had a population of 296,905.[3]

References[change | edit source]

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  2. (Spanish) "Municipality of Antofagasta". Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. http://www.municipalidadantofagasta.cl/. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  3. National Institute of Statistics of Chile, ed. "Cities, Towns, Villages and Hamlets". http://www.ine.cl/ine/canales/chile_estadistico/demografia_y_vitales/demografia/pdf/cdpubaldcasjunio2005.zip. Retrieved 22 June 2007.

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