Villarrica, Chile

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Villarrica
City and Commune
Proyecto Villarrica.jpg
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Map of the Villarrica commune in Araucanía Region
Map of the Villarrica commune in Araucanía Region
Villarrica is located in Chile
Villarrica
Villarrica
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 39°16′S 72°13′W / 39.267°S 72.217°W / -39.267; -72.217Coordinates: 39°16′S 72°13′W / 39.267°S 72.217°W / -39.267; -72.217
Country Chile
Region Araucanía
Province Cautín
Founded 1552
Founded as Santa María de Magdalena de Villa Rica
Government[1][2]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Pablo Astete Mermoud (RN)
Area[3]
 • Total 1,291.1 km2 (498.5 sq mi)
Elevation 227 m (745 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total 49,184
 • Density 38.0946/km2 (98.665/sq mi)
 • Urban 30,859
 • Rural 14,672
Demonym(s) Villarrican
Sex[3]
 • Men 22,694
 • Women 22,837
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
postal code 493 0000
(assigned but not in use as of 2006)
Area code(s) country + city = 56 + 45
Website www.villarrica.org (Spanish)
postal code precedes City name,
e.g. 493 0000 Villarrica

Villarrica is a city and commune in southern Chile in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region. It is located on the western shore of Villarrica Lake. It is also close to the Villarrica Volcano ski center. Santiago is 746 km (464 mi) to the north.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  2. "Municipality of Villarrica" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2010.