San Fernando, Chile

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San Fernando
City square of San Fernando
City square of San Fernando
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the commune of San Fernando in Region of O'Higgins
Map of the commune of San Fernando in Region of O'Higgins
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeJuan Paulo Molina Contreras (PDC)
 • Total2,441.3 km2 (942.6 sq mi)
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total63,732
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
 • Men31,157
 • Women32,575
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [3])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [4])
WebsiteMunicipality of San Fernando

San Fernando (in English: Saint Ferdinand) is the capital of the province of Colchagua, in the central zone (central part) of Chile. San Fernando is the second most populated urban center of the Region of O'Higgins. It is located near to the Tinguiririca River, in the valley of Colchagua, San Fernando is 1,112 feet (339 m) above the level of the se. San Fernando was founded in 1742, and became the provincial capital in 1840.

Demography[change | change source]

According to the census of 2002, by the National Statistics Institute, San Fernando covers an area of 2,441.3 square kilometers, and has 63,732 inhabitants (31,157 men and 32,575 women).[2]

Sister cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. (in Spanish) "Municipality of San Fernando". Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 (in Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  3. "Chile Time". Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  4. "Chile Summer Time". Retrieved 2010-07-28.

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