San Pedro de la Paz

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San Pedro de la Paz
Location o San Pedro de la Paz commune in the Biobío Region
Location o San Pedro de la Paz commune in the Biobío Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
San Pedro de la Paz
Location in Chile
Coordinates (ceety): 36°50′31″S 73°06′11″W / 36.84194°S 73.10306°W / -36.84194; -73.10306
KintraChile
RegionBiobío
ProvinceConcepción
Govrenment
 • TeepMunicipality
 • AlcaldeAudito Retamal Lazo (Ind.)
Area
 • Total112.5 km2 (43.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)[3]
 • Tot80,447
 • Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
 • Urban
80,159
 • Rural
288
Sex
 • Men38,571
 • Weemen41,876
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Aurie code(s)56 + 41
WabsteidMunicipality o San Pedro de la Paz

San Pedro de la Paz is a Chilean ceety an commune locatit in the Concepción Province, Biobío Region. It haes some 80,447 inhabitants accordin tae the 2002 naitional census. In 2005, the Pedro Aguirre Cerda avenue, the main avenue in the ceety, wis completit. Maist o the inhabitants o this comuna commute daily tae Concepción - either bi caur, bus or train - ower the Biobío River. It is considerated as pairt o Greater Concepción conurbation.

San Pedro wis established durin the Conquest o Chile first as fort la Candelaria which wis destroyed follaein the daith o Govrenor Martín García Óñez de Loyola in 1599. It wis rebuilt as pairt o La Frontera bi Alonso de Ribera as fort San Pedro de la Paz in 1603. A sma settlement grew up aroond it. Durin the Chilean War o Unthirldom the toun wis burned in 1821, bi the ryalist Juan Manuel Picó on the order o Vicente Benavides durin the Battle o San Pedro. The fort wis ruined bi the 1835 Concepción earthquake.

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  1. (in Spaingie) "Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades". Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  2. (in Spaingie) "Municipality of San Pedro de la Paz". Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 (in Spaingie) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 13 December 2010. 

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