San Felipe, Chile
|Province||San Felipe de Aconcagua|
|Founded||3 August 1740|
|Founded by||José Antonio Manso de Velasco|
|• Type||Municipal council|
|• Alcalde||Patricio Freire Canto|
|• Total||185.9 km2 (71.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||638 m (2,093 ft)|
|• Density||340/km2 (890/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−4 (CLT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−3 (CLST)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 34|
History[change | change source]
San Felipe was founded on 3 August 1740 by José Antonio Manso, who conquered the Aconcagua Valley. The city was named, after the king Philip V of Spain (Spanish: Felipe V de España), as San Felipe el Real.
Geography[change | change source]
The commune of San Felipe is in the valley of the Aconcagua river and has an area of 185.9 km2 (71.8 sq mi). It is 88 km (55 mi) north of the national capital of Santiago and at about 160 km (99 mi) to the west of the Aconcagua, the highest mountain of the Americas.
The commune is bordered on the north by the Putaendo commune, on the east by the Santa María commune, on the southeast by the Los Andes and Rinconada communes of the Los Andes province, on the south by the Panquehue commune, and on the west by the Catemu commune.
Population[change | change source]
Its inhabitants are called Sanfelipeños (women, Sanfelipeñas).
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References[change | change source]
- "Alcaldía" (in Spanish). Municipalidad de San Felipe. Archived from the original on 12 June 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- "Región de Valparaíso" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- "San Felipe, Chile P PPPL 3887344". Geonames.org. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
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