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City and Commune
Panorama of Chillán
Panorama of Chillán
Coat of arms of Chillán
Coat of arms
Location of the Chillán commune in the Biobío Region
Location of the Chillán commune in the Biobío Region
Country Chile
Region Biobío
Province Ñuble
San Bartolomé de Chillán 1580
Founded by Martín Ruiz de Gamboa
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Sergio Zarzar Andonie (ILE)
 • Total 511.2 km2 (197.4 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 161,953
 • Density 320/km2 (820/sq mi)
 • Urban 148,015
 • Rural 13,938
Demonym(s) Chillanejo or Chillanense
 • Men 77,007
 • Women 84,946
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) country + city = 56 + 42[4]
Website Municipality 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 Province of Ñuble.

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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