Valdivia

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Valdivia
Panoramic view of Valdivia from Pedro de Valdivia Bridge
Panoramic view of Valdivia from Pedro de Valdivia Bridge
Flag of Valdivia
Flag
Coat of arms of Valdivia
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
The City of Rivers
Motto(s): 
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
CountryChile
RegionLos Ríos
ProvinceValdivia
Founded asSanta María la Blanca de Valdivia
Founded9 February 1552
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeBernardo Berger Fett (RN)
Area
 • Total1,015.6 km2 (392.1 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2002 Census)[3]
 • Total140,559
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
 • Urban
129,952
 • Rural
10,607
Sex
 • Men68,510
 • Women72,049
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)country 56 + city 63
WebsiteMunicipality 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 city most affected 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.

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