San Antonio, Chile

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San Antonio
Overview of the port of San Antonio
Overview of the port of San Antonio
Coat of arms of San Antonio
Coat of arms
Country Chile
RegionValparaíso
ProvinceSan Antonio
City since14 January 1850
Area
 • Total404.5 km2 (156.2 sq mi)
Elevation63 m (207 ft)
Population
(2002 Census)[1]
 • Total87,205
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 34
WebsiteOfficial website

San Antonio is a Chilean commune and city; it is the capital and main city of the San Antonio province, in the Valparaíso region. It is one of the most important seaport of Chile.

The city is named after Saint Anthony (Spanish: San Antonio de Padua).

Geography[change | change source]

Saint Anthony monument

The city of San Antonio is just to north of the mouth of the Maipo, on small hills and dunes near the coast of central Chile, at and altitude of 63 m (207 ft) above sea level.[2]

The commune has an area of 404.5 km2 (156.2 sq mi).[1] It is at about 50 km (31 mi) south of Valparaíso, the capital of the region.

San Antonio is bordered on the north and northeast by the commune of San Esteban; on the east, by the commune of Melipilla and the Maipo river; on the south, by the same river and by the communes of Santo Domingo and San Pedro; and on the west, by the Pacific Ocean.

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 87,205 people living in the commune, giving it a population density of 215.6 inhabitants/km².[1]

The city of San Antonio has an urban area of 21.02 km2 (8.12 sq mi) and a population, in 2002, of 83,435 inhabitants.[1]

San Antonio and several cities around it form a greater space, the Greater (or Conurbation) San Antonio.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Región de Valparaíso" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "San Antonio, Chile P PPPL 3872395". Geonames.org. Retrieved 24 September 2016.

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