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City and Commune
Panoramic view of Valdivia from Pedro de Valdivia Bridge


Coat of arms
Nickname(s): The City of Rivers
Motto: Muy Noble y Muy Leal (Spanish: "Very Noble and Very Loyal")
Location of the Valdivia commune in Los Ríos Region
Location of the Valdivia commune in Los Ríos Region
Coordinates: 39°48′50″S 73°14′45″W / 39.81389°S 73.24583°W / -39.81389; -73.24583Coordinates: 39°48′50″S 73°14′45″W / 39.81389°S 73.24583°W / -39.81389; -73.24583
Country Chile
Region Los Ríos
Province Valdivia
Founded as Santa María la Blanca de Valdivia
Founded 9 February 1552
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Bernardo Berger Fett (RN)
 • Total 1,015.6 km2 (392.1 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total 140,559
 • Density 138.400/km2 (358.454/sq mi)
 • Urban 129,952
 • Rural 10,607
 • Men 68,510
 • Women 72,049
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) country 56 + city 63
Website Municipality of Valdivia

Valdivia is a city, comune and municipality in southern Chile. Valdivia is the capital of Los Ríos Region (Spanish for Region of the Rivers) one of Chile's 16 regions. Valdivia is most known for being the most affected city by the Great Chilean Earthquake.

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References[change | change source]

  1. (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  2. (Spanish) "Municipality of Valdivia". Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 7 February 2010.