Los Andes, Chile
|City and Commune|
Town hall of Los Andes
|Founded||31 July 1791|
|Founded by||Ambrosio O'Higgins|
|• Type||Municipal council|
|• Alcalde||Mauricio Navarro Salinas|
|• Total||1,248.3 km2 (482.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||833 m (2,733 ft)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||48/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC−4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC−3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 34|
History[change | change source]
Los Andes was founded in July 31, 1791 as Villa Santa Rosa de Los Andes by Ambrosio O'Higgins, Governor of Chile, in a place called Las Piedras Paradas ("The Standing Stones"). The town was named after Saint Rose of Lima, the first Catholic saint of the Americas.
Geography[change | change source]
The commune of Los Andes is in the upper part of the valley of the Aconcagua river, at and altitude of 833 m (2,733 ft) above sea level. The commune has an area of 1,248.3 km2 (482.0 sq mi). It is at 15 km (9 mi) from San Felipe, at 84 km (52 mi) from the national capital of Santiago and at 146 km (91 mi) from Valparaíso, the capital of the region.
The commune is bordered on the north and northeast by the San Esteban commune, on the east by Argentina, on the south by the Calle Larga commune, on the southwest by the Rinconada commune and on the west and northwest by the San Felipe commune.
Population[change | change source]
Its inhabitants are called Andinos (women, Andinas).
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