Chillán Viejo

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Chillán Viejo
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Coat of arms
Location of the commune of Chillán Viejo in the Ñuble Region
Location of the commune of Chillán Viejo in the Ñuble Region
CountryChile
RegionÑuble
ProvinceDiguillín
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeFelipe Alwin Lagos (Ind.)
Area
 • Total291.8 km2 (112.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total22,084
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban
18,827
 • Rural
3,257
Sex
 • Men10,791
 • Women11,293
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 42
WebsiteMunicipality of Chillán Viejo

Chillán Viejo is a Chilean commune in the south of Chillán. According to the Chilean census of 2002, Chillán Viejo has an area of 292 square kilometres (113 sq mi) and 26,172 inhabitants.

History[change | change source]

This commune began in 1895. Thanks to an administrative crisis, the title of commune was revoked on 1927. Finally, in 1995, during the promulgation of a law in the government of the now ex-president Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Chillán Viejo is again a commune.

Tourist Attractions[change | change source]

The Monumental Park "Bernardo O'Higgins"[change | change source]

The colonial house where Bernardo O'Higgins born on 1778.

Traditional Parties[change | change source]

  • Saint Raphael
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • Our Lady of the Rosary

References[change | change source]

  1. (in Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. (in Spanish) "Municipality of Chillán Viejo". Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (in Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 28 July 2010.

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