Quillota

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Quillota
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Location o the Quillota commune in the Valparaíso Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Quillota
Location in Chile
Motto(s): 
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
KintraChile
RegionValparaíso
ProvinceQuillota
Foondit11 November 1717
Govrenment
 • TeepMunicipality
 • AlcaldeLuis Alberto Mella Gajardo (DC)
Area
 • Total302 km2 (117 sq mi)
Elevation
462 m (1,516 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Tot85,262
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
 • Urban
66,025
 • Landwart
9,891
Sex
 • Men37,191
 • Weemen38,725
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [3])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [4])
Postal code
2430000
Aurie code(s)56 + 33
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid (in Spaingie)

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 indwallers 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 aiple) 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.

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  1. (in Spaingie) "Municipality of Quillota". Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 (in Spaingie) "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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