Chillán Viejo

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Chillán Viejo
City and Commune
Location of the commune of Chillán Viejo in the Biobío Region
Location of the commune of Chillán Viejo in the Biobío Region
Coordinates: 36°37′26″S 72°08′09″W / 36.62389°S 72.13583°W / -36.62389; -72.13583Coordinates: 36°37′26″S 72°08′09″W / 36.62389°S 72.13583°W / -36.62389; -72.13583
Country Chile
Region Biobío
Province Ñuble
Government[1][2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Felipe Alwin Lagos (Ind.)
Area[3]
 • Total 291.8 km2 (112.7 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 22,084
 • Density 75.682/km2 (196.02/sq mi)
 • Urban 18,827
 • Rural 3,257
Sex[3]
 • Men 10,791
 • Women 11,293
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) 56 + 42

Chillán Viejo is a Chilean commune in the south of Chillán. According to the Chilean census of 2002, Chillán Viejo has an area of 292 square kilometres (113 sq mi) and 26,172 inhabitants.

History[change | edit source]

This commune began in 1895. Thanks to an administrative crisis, the title of commune was revoked on 1927. Finally, in 1995, during the promulgation of a law in the government of the now ex-president Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Chillán Viejo is again a commune.

Tourist Attractions[change | edit source]

The Monumental Park "Bernardo O'Higgins"[change | edit source]

The colonial house where Bernardo O'Higgins born on 1778.

Traditional Parties[change | edit source]

  • Saint Raphael
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • Our Lady of the Rosary

References[change | edit source]

  1. (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". http://www.chillanviejo.cl/. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. (Spanish) "Municipality of Chillán Viejo". http://www.chillanviejo.cl/. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". http://www.ine.cl/canales/chile_estadistico/censos_poblacion_vivienda/censo_pobl_vivi.php. Retrieved 28 July 2010.

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