Lebu, Chile

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Lebu
Panoramical view of Lebu
Panoramical view of Lebu
Coat of arms of Lebu
Coat of arms
Location of the Lebu commune in Bío Bío Region
Location of the Lebu commune in Bío Bío Region
Coordinates: 37°36′S 73°40′W / 37.600°S 73.667°W / -37.600; -73.667Coordinates: 37°36′S 73°40′W / 37.600°S 73.667°W / -37.600; -73.667
CountryChile
RegionBío Bío
ProvinceArauco
Founded8 October 1862
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeCarlos González Anjari (PS)
Area
 • Total561.4 km2 (216.8 sq mi)
Elevation
74 m (243 ft)
Population
 (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total25,035
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Urban
21,991
 • Rural
3,044
Demonym(s)Lebulense
Sex
 • Men12,416
 • Women12,619
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 41
WebsiteOfficial website (Spanish)

Lebu is a chilean port city and commune. The city is also the capital of the Arauco Province in Bío Bío Region. It lies on the south bank of the mouth of the Lebu River. The commune includes the Mocha Island. Lebu was founded on 1862 thanks to some number of colonies in the zone. The commune has an area of 561.4 km2. According to the INE census of 2002, the population is with 25,035 inhabitants.

References[change | change source]

  1. (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. (Spanish) "Municipality of Lebu". Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 7 February 2010.

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