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City and Commune


Coat of arms
Map of Iquique in Tarapacá Region
Map of Iquique in Tarapacá Region
Iquique is located in Chile
Map of Iquique in Tarapacá Region
Coordinates: 20°13′S 70°9′W / 20.217°S 70.15°W / -20.217; -70.15Coordinates: 20°13′S 70°9′W / 20.217°S 70.15°W / -20.217; -70.15
Country Chile
Region Tarapacá
Province Iquique
Founded 16th Century
 • Type Municipal council
 • Alcalde Myrta Dubost
 • City and Commune 2,835.3 km2 (1,094.7 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[2]
 • City and Commune 216,419
 • Density 76.3302/km2 (197.694/sq mi)
 • Urban 214,586
 • Rural 1,833
 • Men 108,897
 • Women 107,522
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Torre Del Reloj in the Arturo Prat Square of Iquique.

Iquique (Aymara: place to sleep) is a city, capital of the province of Iquique and the region of Tarapaca, in northern Chile. It has an area of 2.853,3 km² as of 2002, because Alto Hospicio was included there at that time. The current area is of 2.262,4 km². It is believed that the city has a population of 350,000, including Alto Hospicio.

References[change | change source]

  1. (Spanish) "Municipality of Iquique". Retrieved 31 October 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  3. "Chile Time". Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  4. "Chile Summer Time". Retrieved 9 September 2010.

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