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Ovalle is a city in the Coquimbo Region of Chile, founded in 1831 as a settlement of more than 113,000 people. The name Ovalle was chosen to honor to Chile's late vice-president Jose Tomas Ovalle. Ovalle is the capital of the Limari Province.

The city's setting is often likened to an oasis, being lush and green although surrounded by barren hills.

There is a trail leading from the city that lasts roughly 50 minutes, and features relatively safe bathing and an area where dinosaur fossils can be found. On the trail is a life-sized model of a brachiosaurus.

The town's club is Deportes Ovalle.In club have played famous players,like 1982 FIFA World Cup player Rodolfo Dubo.

The area's climate is notably hot.

See also

Bosque de Fray Jorge National Park

Embalse La Paloma

Embalse Recoleta

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