|Founded as||Santiago de Castro|
|Founded||12 February 1567|
|• Alcalde||Nelson Águila Serpa (DC)|
|• Total||427.5 km2 (165.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||130 m (430 ft)|
|• Density||97/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Castreño / a|
|Time zone||UTC−4 (CLT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−3 (CLST)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 65|
Castro is a Chilean city with 39.366 inhabitants (2002 census).
History[change | change source]
Sights[change | change source]
Castro is well known for its palafitos, traditional wooden stilt houses that are common on the Chiloé Island. Some of them are preserved in the west of the town in a bay named Fiordo de Castro.
In Gamboa, there is also an interesting wooden chapel.
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