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)
19.7
(67.5)
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)
8.1
(46.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
8
(0.3)
13
(0.5)
30
(1.2)
140
(5.5)
208
(8.2)
150
(6)
119
(4.7)
61
(2.4)
28
(1.1)
23
(0.9)
8
(0.3)
796
(31.4)
Soorce: 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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