Diego de Almagro, Chile

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Diego de Almagro
Diego de Almagro town hall
Diego de Almagro town hall
Coat of arms of Diego de Almagro
Map of Diego de Almagro commune in the Atacama Region
Diego de Almagro is located in Chile
Diego de Almagro
Diego de Almagro
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 26°23′28″S 70°02′45″W / 26.39111°S 70.04583°W / -26.39111; -70.04583Coordinates: 26°23′28″S 70°02′45″W / 26.39111°S 70.04583°W / -26.39111; -70.04583
Country Chile
Comuna since19 August 1972
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • AlcaldeIsaías Zavala Torres
 • Total18,663.8 km2 (7,206.1 sq mi)
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total18,589
 • Density1.00/km2 (2.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 52
WebsiteOfficial website

Diego de Almagro is a small Chilean city and commune in the Chañaral Province, Atacama Region. The commune is named after Diego de Almagro, a Spanish conquistador.

Its inhabitants are called dieguinos (women: dieguinas).

History[change | change source]

The commune was created on 19 August 1972 with the name of Pueblo Hundido but its name was changed on 13 April 1977 to the present name of Diego de Almagro.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The commune of Diego de Almagro has an area of 18,663.8 km2 (7,206.1 sq mi).[2] The city of Diego de Almagro is at 70 km (43 mi) from Chañaral (capital of the province and at 149 km (93 mi) from the city of Copiapó (capital of the Atacama region).

The commune is bordered on the north by the Antofagasta region, on the east by Argentina, on the south by the Copiapó province and on the west by the Chañaral commune.

Diego de Almagro has a very dry climate, a desert climate. The average amount of precipitation for the year, during 10 years, is only 7.3 mm (0.3 in).[4]

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 18,589 people living in the commune, giving it a population density of 1.0 inhabitants/km².[2]

The largest town of the commune is Salvador, a mining town, with a population, in 2002, of 9,745 inhabitants. The town of Diego de Almagro has 8,192 inhabitants.[2]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Alcalde" (in Spanish). Municipalidad de Diego de Almagro. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Región de Atacama" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. "Decreto ley 1758 de 1977: Sustituye denominación del pueblo y comuna de "Pueblo Hundido" por la de "Diego de Almagro"" (in Spanish). Ministerio del Interior y Seguridad Pública de Chile. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  4. Lloyd, John W. (March�April 1974). "The Hydrogeology and Utilization of Brines in El Salado, Chile" (PDF). Ground Water. 12 (2): 72–77. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016. replacement character in |date= at position 6 (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)

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