Copiapó

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Copiapó
City and Commune
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Comuna de Copiapó.svg
Country Chile
Region Atacama
Province Copiapó
Founded December 8, 1744
Founded by José Antonio Manso de Velasco
Government[1][2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Maglio Cicardini
Area[3]
 • Total 16,681.3 km2 (6,440.7 sq mi)
Elevation 391 m (1,283 ft)
Population (2010 (est))[3]
 • Total 200,000
 • Density 12.0/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) country + city = 56 + 52
Website Municipality of Copiapó
San Francisco Church in 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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References[change | change source]

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