San Felipe, Chile

Coordinates: 32°45′00″S 70°43′26″W / 32.75000°S 70.72389°W / -32.75000; -70.72389
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San Felipe
Cathedral of San Felipe
Cathedral of San Felipe
Flag of San Felipe
Coat of arms of San Felipe
San Felipe in the Valparaíso Region
San Felipe is located in Chile
San Felipe
San Felipe
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 32°45′00″S 70°43′26″W / 32.75000°S 70.72389°W / -32.75000; -70.72389
Country Chile
ProvinceSan Felipe de Aconcagua
Founded3 August 1740
Founded byJosé Antonio Manso de Velasco
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • AlcaldePatricio Freire Canto
 • Total185.9 km2 (71.8 sq mi)
Elevation638 m (2,093 ft)
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total64,126
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code56 + 34
WebsiteOfficial website

San Felipe ( Spanish for "St. Philip") is a Chilean city; it is the capital and main city of the San Felipe de Aconcagua province, Valparaíso region.

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]

San Felipe square

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).[2] 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.

The city of San Felipe is along the Aconcagua river, the main river of the province and of the Valparaíso region, near the point where the river is joined by the Putaendo river.

Population[change | change source]

As of 2002 (last national census), there were 64,126 people living in the commune, giving it a population density of 344.9 inhabitants/km².[2]

The city of San Felipe has an urban area of 18.11 km2 (6.99 sq mi) and a population, in 2002, of 53,017 inhabitants.[2]

Its inhabitants are called Sanfelipeños (women, Sanfelipeñas).

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Alcaldía" (in Spanish). Municipalidad de San Felipe. Archived from the original on 12 June 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Región de Valparaíso" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  3. "San Felipe, Chile P PPPL 3887344". Retrieved 18 September 2016.

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