Castro is a Chilean city with 39.366 inhabitants (2002 census).
|Founded as||Santiago de Castro|
|Founded||12 February 1567|
|• Alcalde||Nelson Águila Serpa (DC)|
|• Total||427.5 km2 (165.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||130 m (430 ft)|
|• Density||97/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Castreño / a|
|Time zone||UTC−4 (CLT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−3 (CLST)|
|Area code(s)||56 + 65|
Castro is well known for its palafitos, traditional wooden stilt houses that are common on the Chiloé Island. Some of them are preserved in in the west of the town in a bay named Fiordo de Castro.
In Gamboa, there is also an interesting wooden chapel.