|City and Commune|
Map of Talcahuano in Biobío Region
|• Alcalde||Gastón Saavedra Chandía (Ind.)|
|• Total||145.8 km2 (56.3 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 Census)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CLT (UTC−4)|
|• Summer (DST)||CLST (UTC−3)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 41|
|Website||Municipality of Talcahuano|
Talcahuano is a commune, city and port in Chile with 171.383 inhabitants and an area of 92.3 square kilometres, all according to the census of 2002. Additionally, this city is known as the first military, industrial and fishing port in the history of Chile.
History[change | change source]
Etimology[change | change source]
The name Talcahuano comes from Talcahueñu, in honor to the Araucanian chief when Spaniards came to the zone. Talcahueñu also means Thundering Sky on mapudungun language.
Gallery[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 23 February 2011.
- (Spanish) "Municipality of Talcahuano". Retrieved 23 February 2011.
- (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 13 December 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
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