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Overview of Illapel
Overview of Illapel
Flag of Illapel
Coat of arms of Illapel
Illapel in the Coquimbo Region
Illapel is located in Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 31°38′S 71°10′W / 31.633°S 71.167°W / -31.633; -71.167Coordinates: 31°38′S 71°10′W / 31.633°S 71.167°W / -31.633; -71.167
Country Chile
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • AlcaldeDenis Cortés Vargas
 • Total2,629.1 km2 (1,015.1 sq mi)
Elevation312 m (1,024 ft)
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total30,355
 • Density12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code56 + 53
WebsiteOfficial website

Illapel is a Chilean city; it is the capital of the Choapa province, Coquimbo region. It is in the most narrow point of the country along a parallel, 94 km (58 mi).

Geography[change | change source]

The commune of Illapel has an area of 2,629.1 km2 (1,015.1 sq mi).[2] It is to the north of Santiago at 281 km (175 mi) and to the northeast of the seaport city of Los Vilos at 54 km (34 mi).

The commune is bordered on the north by the Combarbalá and Monte Patria (a small part) communes, both of the Limarí province, on the east by Argentina, on the south by the Salamanca and Los Vilos communes, and on the west by the Canela commune.

The city of Illapel is along the Illapel river, a tributary of the Choapa river, that is 85 km (53 mi) long.[4]

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 30,355 people living in the commune, giving it a population density of 11.5 inhabitants/km².[2]

The city of Illapel has an urban area of 7.39 km2 (2.85 sq mi) and a population, in 2002, of 21,826 inhabitants.[2]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Alcalde" (in Spanish). Municipalidad de Illapel. Archived from the original on 8 October 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Región de Coquimbo" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. "Illapel, Chile P PPPL 3887344". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  4. "Cuenca del Río Choapa" (PDF). Dirección General de Aguas. December 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 July 2007. Retrieved 10 September 2016.

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