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(s): "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
Coordinates: 23°39′S 70°24′W / 23.650°S 70.400°W / -23.650; -70.400Coordinates: 23°39′S 70°24′W / 23.650°S 70.400°W / -23.650; -70.400
Country Chile
RegionAntofagasta
ProvinceAntofagasta
Settled22 October 1868
CapitalAntofagasta
Government[2]
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • AlcaldeKaren Rojo[1]
Area
 • Total30,718.1 km2 (11,860.3 sq mi)
Elevation40 m (130 ft)
Population (2002 Census)
 • Total296,905
 • Density9.7/km2 (25/sq mi)
 • Urban295,792
 • Rural1,113
Sex
 • Men153,220
 • Women143,685
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Postal code3580000
Area code(s)+56 73
WebsiteMunicipality 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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