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Punta Arenas

Chilean city beside the Strait of Magellan

Punta Arenas (lit. Sandy Point) is the capital of Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Region and the largest city in the region. It has the 1% (about 124246 people) of the total population. It is located at comuna (municipality) of Magallanes, and geographically at Brunswich Peninsula (53° 10' S 70° 56'W).

Punta Arenas

Sandy Point, Magallanes
City, Port and Commune
Montage of Punta Arenas
Montage of Punta Arenas
Coat of arms of Punta Arenas
Coat of arms
Comuna de Punta Arenas.svg
Punta Arenas is located in Chile
Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 53°10′S 70°56′W / 53.167°S 70.933°W / -53.167; -70.933Coordinates: 53°10′S 70°56′W / 53.167°S 70.933°W / -53.167; -70.933
Country Chile
Region Magallanes y Antártica Chilena
ProvinceMagallanes
Founded asPunta Arenas
Foundation18 December 1848
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeClaudio Radonich (National Renewal)
Area
 • Total17,846.3 km2 (6,890.5 sq mi)
Elevation
34 m (112 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total127,454
 • Density7.1/km2 (18/sq mi)
 • Urban
116,005
 • Rural
3,491
Demonym(s)Puntarenian
Sex
 • Men60,616 (2002)
 • Women58,880 (2002)
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST)
Area code(s)56 + 61
ClimateCfc
WebsiteOfficial website (Spanish)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  2. "Municipality of Punta Arenas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2010.

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