Chillán Viejo

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Chillán Viejo
City and Commune
Location of the commune of Chillán Viejo in the Biobío Region
Location of the commune of Chillán Viejo in the Biobío Region
Country Chile
Region Biobío
Province Ñuble
Government[1][2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Felipe Alwin Lagos (Ind.)
Area[3]
 • Total 291.8 km2 (112.7 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 22,084
 • Density 75.682/km2 (196.02/sq mi)
 • Urban 18,827
 • Rural 3,257
Sex[3]
 • Men 10,791
 • Women 11,293
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) 56 + 42
Website Municipality 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 Thanks to an administrative crisis, the title of commune was revoked on 1927.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. (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  2. (Spanish) "Municipality of Chillán Viejo". Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 28 July 2010. 

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