La Serena, Chile

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La Serena
City and Commune
Top:Panorama view of Downtown La Serena, from Coquimbe area, 2nd left:Gabriel Coll Dalmau Park in Cisternas area, 2nd right:A fountain in Armas Square, 3rd left:La Serena University in Benavente area, 3rd right:La Serena Monument Righthouse, 4th left:La Serena Seaside Avenue (Mar Avenue), 4th right:Gregorio Cordovez Street, Bottom left:La Serena Cathedral in Gregorio Cordovez, Bottom right:Corazon Garden Park (Parque Jardin del Corazon)
Flag
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
La Serena's urban hinterland
La Serena's urban hinterland
Coordinates (city): 29°54′S 71°15′W / 29.9°S 71.25°W / -29.9; -71.25Coordinates: 29°54′S 71°15′W / 29.9°S 71.25°W / -29.9; -71.25
Country Chile
Region Coquimbo
Province Elqui
Founded 1544
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Roberto Jacob Jure (PRSD)
Area[2]
 • Total 1,892.8 km2 (730.8 sq mi)
Elevation 28 m (92 ft)
Population (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total 160,148
 • Density 84.6090/km2 (219.136/sq mi)
 • Urban 147,815
 • Rural 12,333
Sex[2]
 • Men 77,385
 • Women 82,763
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Postal code 1700000

La Serena is a Chilean city, the capital of the Coquimbo Region and the Elqui Province. In the INE 2002 census, the city had 160,148 people.[3]

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