Copiapó

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Copiapó
San Francisco Church in Copiapó
San Francisco Church in Copiapó
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Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Comuna de Copiapó.svg
Coordinates: 27°21′59″S 70°19′59″W / 27.36639°S 70.33306°W / -27.36639; -70.33306Coordinates: 27°21′59″S 70°19′59″W / 27.36639°S 70.33306°W / -27.36639; -70.33306
CountryChile
RegionAtacama
ProvinceCopiapó
FoundedDecember 8, 1744
Founded byJosé Antonio Manso de Velasco
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeMaglio Cicardini
Area
 • Total16,681.3 km2 (6,440.7 sq mi)
Elevation
391 m (1,283 ft)
Population
 (2010 (est))[3]
 • Total200,000
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)country + city = 56 + 52
WebsiteMunicipality of Copiapó

Copiapó is a Chilean town in Region of Atacama. It was founded in December 8, 1744. It is also the capital of Region of Atacama and Province of Copiapó.

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  1. (in Spanish) "Municipality of Copiapó". Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  2. (in Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (in Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 3 November 2010.