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Valparaíso

Chilean municipality
(Redirected from Valparaiso)

Valparaíso is a city in Chile, in the central coast del Litoral Central. It's also the capital of the province and region, and the legislative capital of the country. The city is part of the Greater Valparaíso conurbation.

Valparaíso
Valparaíso photomontage
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Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
The Jewel of the Pacific
CountryChile
RegionValparaíso
ProvinceValparaíso
CapitalValparaíso
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorJorge Castro
Area
 • City401.6 km2 (155.1 sq mi)
Population
(2002)[1]
 • City275,982
 • Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Urban
275,141
 • Rural
841
Sex
 • Male135,217
 • Female140,765
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLT)
Area code(s)32

The Chilean House of Representatives, the Command in Chief of the Chilean Army, the Fishing Undersecretary, the Fishing National Service, amidst other organizations, are in this city. The historical part of the city was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 2003.

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