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Quilpue is called by the locals "Ciudad del Sol" (City of the sun) because compared to Valparaiso (only 30 minutes away) it has a lot more sunny days. It has excellent train, highway and road connections to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso. Since housing is cheaper in Quilpue, thousands of people commute every day to the coastal cities.

Local attractions include a zoo (one of only three in Chile), and the rural settings of Colliguay and the Marga-Marga Valley, both with basic facilities for camping and hiking.

City facts

  • Surface area: 537 km²
  • Population: 128,579 (67,249 females and 61,329 males) - 8.35% of the 5th Region's population.
  • Urban population: 98.69%
  • Rural population: 1.31%
  • (Source: 2002 census) Summary of the City's statistics as reported by the Chilean Government

History

Indigenous peoples had settled the area long before Governor Pedro de Valdivia gave the land to Rodrigo de Araya in 1547. Mining was the main economic activity for many years, until the land was further divided in the 17th century.

Local Government

The city hall is located at 684 Vicuna Mackenna. The current mayor is Mauricio Vinambres Adasme.

Educational Institutions

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria maintains a school for professional technicians at its Jose Miguel Carrera Campus at El Olivar. A campus housing part of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso Faculty of Engineering is located in the suburb of Poblacion Valencia.

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