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Copiapó

city in northern Chile

Copiapó is a Chilean town in Region of Atacama. It was founded in December 8, 1744. It is also the capital of Region of Atacama and Province of Copiapó.

Copiapó
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Comuna de Copiapó.svg
Coordinates: 27°21′59″S 70°19′59″W / 27.36639°S 70.33306°W / -27.36639; -70.33306Coordinates: 27°21′59″S 70°19′59″W / 27.36639°S 70.33306°W / -27.36639; -70.33306
CountryChile
RegionAtacama
ProvinceCopiapó
FoundedDecember 8, 1744
Founded byJosé Antonio Manso de Velasco
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeMaglio Cicardini
Area
 • Total16,681.3 km2 (6,440.7 sq mi)
Elevation
391 m (1,283 ft)
Population
 (2010 (est))[3]
 • Total200,000
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s)country + city = 56 + 52
WebsiteMunicipality of Copiapó
San Francisco Church in Copiapó.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. (Spanish) "Municipality of Copiapó". Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  2. (Spanish) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (Spanish) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 3 November 2010.