Punta Arenas

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Punta Arenas
Sandy Point, Magallanes
City, Port and Commune
Montage of Punta Arenas
Montage of Punta Arenas
Coat of arms of Punta Arenas
Coat of arms
Comuna de Punta Arenas.svg
Punta Arenas is located in Chile
Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 53°10′S 70°56′W / 53.167°S 70.933°W / -53.167; -70.933Coordinates: 53°10′S 70°56′W / 53.167°S 70.933°W / -53.167; -70.933
Country  Chile
Region  Magallanes y Antártica Chilena
Province Magallanes
Founded as Punta Arenas
Foundation 18 December 1848
Government[1] [2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Claudio Radonich (National Renewal)
Area[3]
 • Total 17,846.3 km2 (6,890.5 sq mi)
Elevation 34 m (112 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total 127,454
 • Density 7.1/km2 (18/sq mi)
 • Urban 116,005
 • Rural 3,491
Demonym(s) Puntarenian
Sex[3]
 • Men 60,616 (2002)
 • Women 58,880 (2002)
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 56 + 61
Climate Cfc
Website Official website (Spanish)

Punta Arenas (lit. Sandy Point) is the capital of Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Region and the largest city in the region. It has the 1% (about 124246 people) of the total population. It is located at comuna (municipality) of Magallanes, and geographically at Brunswich Peninsula (53° 10' S 70° 56'W).

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. "Municipality of Punta Arenas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2010. 

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