Quellón, Chile

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Quellón
City and Commune
View of Quellón
View of Quellón
Location of the Quellón commune in Los Lagos Region
Location of the Quellón commune in Los Lagos Region
Country Chile
Region Los Lagos
Province Chiloé
Founded as Llauquil
Government[1][2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Iván Haro Uribe (RN)
Area[3]
 • Total 3,244 km2 (1,253 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 21,823
 • Density 6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
 • Urban 13,656
 • Rural 8,167
Sex[3]
 • Men 11,595
 • Women 10,228
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) 56 + 65
Website Municipality of Quellón

Quellón is a commune, city and port of Chile. According to the Chilean census on 2002, Quellón has an area of 3,244 square kilometres (1,253 sq mi) and 21,823 inhabitants.

Etimology[change | change source]

The name of this city comes from the mapudungun term lon, it means Maqui in Spanish.

History[change | change source]

It was founded on 1905 by the distilling company Quellón who extracted Alcohol from the forest trees.

Actually, this city is the most important port in Chiloé Island because there are industries dedicated to the salmon industry and the extraction of marine products from the sea.

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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

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