La Serena, Chile

city in northern Chile

La Serena is a Chilean city, the capital of the Coquimbo Region and the Elqui Province. In the INE 2002 census, the city had 160,148 people.[3]

La Serena
Flag
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
La Serena's urban hinterland
La Serena's urban hinterland
Coordinates (city): 29°54′S 71°15′W / 29.900°S 71.250°W / -29.900; -71.250Coordinates: 29°54′S 71°15′W / 29.900°S 71.250°W / -29.900; -71.250
CountryChile
RegionCoquimbo
ProvinceElqui
Founded1544
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeRoberto Jacob Jure (PRSD)
Area
 • Total1,892.8 km2 (730.8 sq mi)
Elevation
28 m (92 ft)
Population
 (2002 Census)[2]
 • Total160,148
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Urban
147,815
 • Rural
12,333
Sex
 • Men77,385
 • Women82,763
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Postal code
1700000
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Municipality of La Serena" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 November 2010.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 November 2010.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  3. "National Statistics Institute" Retrieved 7 February 2013. (in Spanish)

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