Rancagua

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Rancagua
Ciudad de Rancagua
Buildings surrounding Los Héroes Square, Rancagua. Top: Southern view of the plaza, Middle: Cachapoal Province Governorate, Bottom left. Sagrario Cathedral, Bottom right: Bernardo O'Higgins monument.
Buildings surrounding Los Héroes Square, Rancagua. Top: Southern view of the plaza, Middle: Cachapoal Province Governorate, Bottom left. Sagrario Cathedral, Bottom right: Bernardo O'Higgins monument.
Flag
Coat of arms of Rancagua
Map of Rancagua commune in O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Rancagua
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°10′S 70°45′W / 34.167°S 70.750°W / -34.167; -70.750Coordinates: 34°10′S 70°45′W / 34.167°S 70.750°W / -34.167; -70.750
Country Chile
Region O'Higgins Region
ProvinceCachapoal Province
FoundationOctober 5, 1743
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeEduardo Soto
Area
 • Total260.3 km2 (100.5 sq mi)
Elevation
572 m (1,877 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total232,211
 • Density890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
206,971
 • Rural
7,373
Demonym(s)Ranquigüian
Sex
 • Men104,879
 • Women109,465
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Postal code
2820000
Area code(s)56 (country) + 72 (city)
PoliceCarabineros de Chile
International airportsRancagua de la Independencia
ClimateCsb
Websitewww.rancagua.cl (in Spanish)

Rancagua is a Chilean city with 214,344 people living there according to 2002 census.

History[change | change source]

Rancagua was founded by the Spanish soldier José Antonio Manso de Velasco on 1743.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved November 29, 2010.

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