Antofagasta

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Antofagasta
City and Commune
Montage of Antofagasta, Top:View of downtown Antofagasta, 2nd left:Antofagasta Clock Tower in Armas Square, 2nd middle:Mano del Desierto Sand Sculpture in Atacama Desert, 2nd right:View of Coldelco area, 3rd left:Balneario Beach, 3rd right:Arturo shopping center area, Bottom:View of La Portada Natural Monument
Montage of Antofagasta, Top:View of downtown Antofagasta, 2nd left:Antofagasta Clock Tower in Armas Square, 2nd middle:Mano del Desierto Sand Sculpture in Atacama Desert, 2nd right:View of Coldelco area, 3rd left:Balneario Beach, 3rd right:Arturo shopping center area, Bottom:View of La Portada Natural Monument
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): La perla del Norte ("Pearl of the North")
Motto: "Gloria, patria y tesón es tu lema y tu honor"
("Glory, homeland and tenacity is your motto and your honor")
Map of Antofagasta's urban hinterland
Map of Antofagasta's urban hinterland
Country Chile
Region Antofagasta
Province Antofagasta
Settled 22 October 1868
Capital Antofagasta
Government[2]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Alcalde Karen Rojo[1]
Area
 • Total 30,718.1 km2 (11,860.3 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2002 Census)
 • Total 296,905
 • Density 9.66547/km2 (25.03346/sq mi)
 • Urban 295,792
 • Rural 1,113
Sex
 • Men 153,220
 • Women 143,685
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Postal code 3580000
Area code(s) +56 73
Website Municipality of Antofagasta

Antofagasta is a city in northern Chile. It is the capital of the province of Antofagasta and of the region of Antofagasta. In the 2002 census, the city had a population of 296,905.[3]

References[change | change source]

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  2. (Spanish) "Municipality of Antofagasta". Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  3. National Institute of Statistics of Chile (ed.). "Cities, Towns, Villages and Hamlets". Retrieved 22 June 2007. 

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