The Jewel of the Pacific
|• Type||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Jorge Castro|
|• City||401.6 km2 (155.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (CLT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (CLT)|
Valparaíso is a city in Chile, in the central coast del Litoral Central. It's also the capital of the province and region, and the legislative capital of the country. The city is part of the Greater Valparaíso conurbation.
The Chilean House of Representatives, the Command in Chief of the Chilean Army, the Fishing Undersecretary, the Fishing National Service, amidst other organizations, are in this city. The historical part of the city was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 2003.
References[change | change source]
- (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas
Other web sites[change | change source]
Media related to Valparaíso at Wikimedia Commons