Chillán

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Chillán
City and Commune
Panorama of Chillán
Panorama of Chillán
Coat of arms of Chillán
Coat of arms
Location of the Chillán commune in the Ñuble Region
Location of the Chillán commune in the Ñuble Region
CountryChile
RegionÑuble
ProvinceDiguillín
San Bartolomé de Chillán1580
Founded byMartín Ruiz de Gamboa
Government[1][2]
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeSergio Zarzar Andonie (ILE)
Area[3]
 • Total511.2 km2 (197.4 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total161,953
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
 • Urban148,015
 • Rural13,938
Demonym(s)Chillanejo or Chillanense
Sex[3]
 • Men77,007
 • Women84,946
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)country + city = 56 + 42[4]
WebsiteMunicipality of Chillán

Chillán is a city and commune of the central south of Chile. It has a population of 161.953 people (2002 census). the city was founded in 1580 as San Bartolomé de Chillán. It is the capital of the Ñuble Region.

References[change | change source]

  1. (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. (Spanish) "Municipality of Chillán". Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  4. Call prefix for Chillán

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