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Quillota
City and Commune
Coat o airms
Coat of arms
Location o the Quillota commune in the Valparaíso Region
Location in Chile
Quillota
Quillota
Location in Chile
Motto: Ceety creatit wi care
(Ciudad creada con cariño)
Coordinates: 32°52′S 71°15′W / 32.867°S 71.250°W / -32.867; -71.250Coordinates: 32°52′S 71°15′W / 32.867°S 71.250°W / -32.867; -71.250
Kintra Chile
Region Valparaíso
Province Quillota
Foondit 11 November 1717
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Alcalde Luis Alberto Mella Gajardo (DC)
Area[2]
 • Tot 302 km2 (117 sq mi)
Elevation 462 m (1,516 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Tot 85,262
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
 • Urban 66,025
 • Landwart 9,891
Sex[2]
 • Men 37,191
 • Weemen 38,725
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Postal code 2430000
Area code(s) 56 + 33
Website Offeecial wabsteid (Spainyie)

Quillota is a ceety locatit in the Aconcagua River valley o central Chile's Valparaíso Region. It is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Quillota Province whaur mony inhabitants live in the surroondin ferm auries o San Isidro, La Palma, Pocochay, an San Pedro. It is a important agricultural centre, mainly acause the plantations o avocado an cherimoya (custard apple) trees.

Quillota is connectit wi the ceety o La Calera bi the smaw toun o La Cruz. The aurie's agricultur an landscape wis describit bi Charles Darwin in his beuk The Voyage of the Beagle. Nearbi La Campana National Park haulds a plaque at a viewpoint Darwin ance visitit.

Quillota is 120 kilometres (75 mi) frae the naitional caipital Santiago an 60 km (37 mi) frae the regional caipital Valparaíso.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. (Spainyie) "Municipality of Quillota". Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 (Spainyie) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  3. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  4. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 

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