San Fernando, Chile

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San Fernando
ceety an Commune
San Fernando's central plaza.
San Fernando's central plaza.
Coat o arms
Coat o airms
Map o San Fernando commune in O'Higgins Region
Map o San Fernando commune in O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
San Fernando
Location in Chile
Coordinates (ceety): 34°35′S 70°59′W / 34.583°S 70.983°W / -34.583; -70.983Coordinates: 34°35′S 70°59′W / 34.583°S 70.983°W / -34.583; -70.983
Country Chile Chile
Region O'Higgins Region O'Higgins
Province Colchagua Province Colchagua
foondit 1742
Foondit bi José Antonio Manso de Velasco
Govrenment[1]
 • Teep Municipality
 • Alcalde Luis Berwart Araya (Independent (politician))
Aurie[2]
 • Total 2,441.3 km2 (942.6 sq mi)
Elevation 89 m (292 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[2]
 • Tot 63,732
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Urban 51,136
 • landwart 12,596
Sex[2]
 • Men 31,157
 • weemen 32,575
Time zone CLT [3] (UTC-4)
 • Simmer (DST) CLST [4] (UTC-3)
Postal code 3070000
Aurie code(s) +56 72
Wabsteid offeecial website (in Spaingie)

San Fernando is the caipital o the province o Colchagua, in central Chile, an the seicont maist populatit urban centre o the O'Higgins Region. locatit close tae the Tinguiririca River (a tributary o the Rapel) in a fertile valley, San Fernando sits 1,112 feet (339 m) abuin sea level. foondit in 1742, it became the provincial caipital in 1840.

Culture[eedit | eedit soorce]

San Fernando is famous for its rodeos, thanks tae its location at the hert o the kintra. The surroondin aurie yields wheat, forage crops, rice, legumes, an grapes. Thare is an aa a brand o Chilean wine cried San Fernando. Bot the Pan-American Highway an Chile's main longitudinal railwey run throu San Fernando.

San Fernando is locatit at the northren tip o Chile's Colchagua Valley. This region is popularly kent as the hert o Chilean agriculture. Here you can find the "wine roote" which will tak visitors on a journey frae San Fernando tae Santa Cruz, veesitin some o Chile's maist traditional vineyards.

Some major attractions in an aroond San Fernando include Casa Silva, a hotel, vineyard, an winery. Hacienda Los Lingues, a traditional Chilean-style, colonial home o a hacienda "patron" or ainer that haes been turned intae a hotel an restaurant. The hacienda offers horseback riding adventures intae the precordillera o the Andes.

Most major producers o fresh fruit for export are locatit in an aroond San Fernando. These include: Frusan, Unifruti, an Agricola Panagro. Athin the orchards an farms o the region ane can find awmaist every teep o fresh produce; frae citrus tae premium quality fresh cherries.

San Fernando is an aa the pynt o departure tae begin a trip tae "Las Termas Del Flaco" (The thermal baths o Flaco). Flaco can be reached bi travelling east o ruta 5 on the road tae Puente Negro. "Las Termas" the baths are open frae mid-December tae Apryle an are locatit in an aurie famous for its lairge populations o Tricahues, a teep o native parrot,[5] an fossilized dinosaur footprints.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the 2002 census o the National Statistics Institute, San Fernando spans an aurie o 2,441.3 km2 (943 sq mi) an haes 63,732 indwallers (31,157 men an 32,575 weemen). o these, 51,136 (80.2%) lived in urban auries an 12,596 (19.8%) in landwart auries. The population grew bi 13.1% (7,364 persons) atween the 1992 an 2002 censuses.[2]

Administration[eedit | eedit soorce]

As a commune, San Fernando is a third-level admeenistrative diveesion o Chile administered bi a municipal cooncil, headed bi an alcalde who is directly electit every fower years. The 2013-2017 alcalde is Luis Antonio Berwart Araya (Independent).[1]

Athin the electoral divisions o Chile, San Fernando is representit in the Chamber o Deputies bi Mr. Javier Macaya (UDI) an Ms. Alejandra Sepúlveda (PDC) as pairt o the 34t electoral destrict, (thegither wi San Fernando, Chimbarongo, San Vicente, Peumo, Pichidegua an Las Cabras). The commune is representit in the Senate bi Alejandro García-Huidobro (UDI) an Juan Pablo Letelier Morel (PS) as pairt o the 9t senatorial constituency (O'Higgins Region).

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Climate data for San Fernando
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 28
(82)
27
(80)
24
(76)
20
(68)
15
(59)
12
(54)
12
(54)
14
(57)
16
(61)
19
(67)
23
(73)
26
(79)
20
(68)
Average law °C (°F) 13
(55)
12
(54)
11
(51)
8
(46)
6
(43)
4
(40)
4
(39)
4
(40)
6
(42)
8
(46)
9
(49)
12
(53)
8
(47)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 7.6
(0.3)
7.6
(0.3)
13
(0.5)
30
(1.2)
140
(5.5)
210
(8.2)
150
(6)
120
(4.7)
61
(2.4)
28
(1.1)
23
(0.9)
7.6
(0.3)
797.8
(31.4)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

Gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Municipality o San Fernando" (in Spaingie). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "National Statistics Institute" (in Spaingie). Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  3. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  5. http://www.turismovillarrica.cl/english/birds.html#loro
  6. "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for San Fernando, Chile". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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