Ñuble Region

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Coordinates: 36°36′S 72°07′W / 36.600°S 72.117°W / -36.600; -72.117
Ñuble Region (Región de Ñuble)
Region of Chile
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Catedral of Chillán
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Coat of arms of Ñuble, Chile.svg
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Country  Chile
Provinces Diguillín, Itata, Punilla
Capital Chillán
 - coordinates 36°36′S 72°07′W / 36.600°S 72.117°W / -36.600; -72.117
Lowest point Pacific Ocean
 - elevation m (0 ft)
Area 13,178.5 km² (5,088 sq mi)
Population 480,609 (2017) [1]
Density 36 /km² (93 /sq mi)
Intendant Martín Arrau
Ñuble, in red, in Chile
Ñuble, in red, in Chile

The Ñuble Region (Spanish: Región de Ñuble) is one of Chile's 16 first order administrative divisions. Its capital is Chillán.[2][3][4]

It was founded the 6th of september of 2018 when the Ñuble Province was separated in order to create the new region and 3 new provinces.

The region is named after the Ñuble river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Ñuble region has area of 13,178.5 km2 (5,088.2 sq mi).

It borders the Maule region to the north, Argentina to the east, the Bío Bío region to the south and the Pacific Ocean on the west.

The main river in the region is the

  • Itata river, 140 km (87 mi) long.

The highest mountains are in the Andes, in the eastern part of the region; these mountains are the Nevados de Chillán.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate in Chillán is a Mediterranean climate, Csb in the Köppen climate classification.[5]

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Chillán is 696 mm (27.4 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is June with 185.4 mm (7.3 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 2.5 mm (0.1 in).

The average temperature for the year in Chillán is 14.4 °C (57.9 °F). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 21.1 °C (70.0 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 8.3 °C (46.9 °F).

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 438,103 people living in the region, giving it a population density of 33.2 inhabitants/km². The urban population was 285,108 persons (65% of the total).

The largest city of the province, in 2002, is its capital, Chillán, with 146,701 inhabitants. Other cities are San Carlos (29,359 inhabitants) and Chillán Viejo (18,827 inhabitants).

Provinces and Communes[change | change source]

The Ñuble Region has 3 provinces and 21 communes.

Communes of the Ñuble Region
Province Capital Commune
Itata Quirihue 1 Cobquecura
2 Coelemu
3 Ninhue
4 Portezuelo
5 Quirihue
6 Ránquil
7 Treguaco
Diguillín Bulnes 8 Bulnes
9 Chillán Viejo
10 Chillán
11 El Carmen
12 Pemuco
13 Pinto
14 Quillón
15 San Ignacio
16 Yungay
Punilla San Carlos 17 Coihueco
18 Ñiquén
19 San Carlos
20 San Fabián
21 San Nicolás
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References[change | change source]

  1. "Población país y regiones - Actualización 2002-2012 y Proyección 2013-2020" (XLS) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (INE). 4 September 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  2. Creación de la XVI Región de Ñuble
  3. Bachelet crea la región de Ñuble
  4. Censo 2017
  5. "Chillan, Chile - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 5 June 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]

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