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.
Coat of arms of Rancagua
Coat of arms
Map of Rancagua commune in O'Higgins Region
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 (Spanish)

Rancagua is a Chilean city with 214,344 inhabitants (2002 census).

History[change | change source]

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

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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

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