Copiapó

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Copiapó
City and Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 27°21′59″S 70°19′59″W / 27.36639°S 70.33306°W / -27.36639; -70.33306Coordinates: 27°21′59″S 70°19′59″W / 27.36639°S 70.33306°W / -27.36639; -70.33306
Country Chile
Region Atacama
Province Copiapó
Founded December 8, 1744
Founded by José Antonio Manso de Velasco
Government[1][2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Maglio Cicardini
Area[3]
 • Total 16,681.3 km2 (6,440.7 sq mi)
Elevation 391 m (1,283 ft)
Population (2010 (est))[3]
 • Total 200,000
 • Density 12.0/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) country + city = 56 + 52
San Francisco Church in Copiapó.

Copiapó is a Chilean town in Region of Atacama. It was founded in December 8, 1744. It is also the capital of Region of Atacama and Province of Copiapó.

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References[change | edit source]

  1. (Spanish) "Municipality of Copiapó". http://www.copiapo.cl/. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  2. (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". http://www.copiapo.cl. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". http://www.ine.cl/canales/chile_estadistico/censos_poblacion_vivienda/censo_pobl_vivi.php. Retrieved 3 November 2010.