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Rancagua, Chile
View o Rancagua, Caceres Street (Calle Caceres) in Clinica Salud Integral
View o Rancagua, Caceres Street (Calle Caceres) in Clinica Salud Integral
Coat o airms o Rancagua, Chile
Coat o airms
Cairt o Rancagua commune in O'Higgins Region
Cairt o Rancagua commune in O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Rancagua, Chile
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°10′S 70°45′W / 34.167°S 70.750°W / -34.167; -70.750
RegionO'Higgins Region
ProvinceCachapoal Province
FoondationOctober 5, 1743
Govrenment
 • TeepMunicipality
 • AlcaldeEduardo Soto
Area
 • Total260.3 km2 (100.5 sq mi)
Elevation
572 m (1,877 ft)
Population
 (2002 Census)[1]
 • Tot214,344
 • Density820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
206,971
 • Landwart
7,373
Sex
 • Men104,879
 • Weemen109,465
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Postal code
2820000
Aurie code(s)56 (kintra) + 72 (ceety)
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid (in Spaingie)

Rancagua (Spaingie pronunciation: [raŋˈkaɣwa]) is a ceety an commune in central Chile an pairt o the Rancagua conurbation. It is the caipital o the Cachapoal Province an o the O'Higgins Region, locatit 87 km (54 mi) sooth o the naitional caipital o Santiago.Its first name wis Santa Cruz de Triana. In 2002, its population wis 214,344.[1] The main economic activities range frae minin, tourism, agricultur, timmer, fuid production an services tae minor industrial activities. The ceety an aa serves as the admeenistrative an legal centre o the region.

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Rancagua is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 (in Spaingie) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  2. "Bielsko-Biała - Partner Cities". © 2008 Urzędu Miejskiego w Bielsku-Białej. Retrieved 2008-12-10.