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Santa Barbara, Chile

Santa Barbara is a Chilean commune and city in Biobio Province, Biobio Region. It has an area of 1,254.9 km with a 2007 estimated population of 14,387.In 2004 a great portion of its territory was taken off to form the new commune of Alto Biobio.

The city of Santa Barbara lies on the north bank of the Biobio River, and was established by Manuel de Amat y Juniet first as the fort of Santa Barbara in 1756. The governor populated and erected the town of Santa Barbara there on July 4, 1758. The town and fort was improved during the government of Ambrosio O' Higgins and became an important post for containing the malones of the Pehuenches. In January 1819 it was depopulated and in 1821 it was burned by the royalist Juan Manuel Pico. It remained in ruins until 1833 when it began to be repopulated under the direction of the commander Domingo Salvo. It eventually developed to the point it was again recognized as a town January 2, 1871.Francisco Solano Asta Buruaga y Cienfuegos, Diccionario geografico de la Republica de Chile, pg.737

Further reading

Francisco Solano Asta Buruaga y Cienfuegos, Diccionario geografico de la Republica de Chile, SEGUNDA EDICION CORREGIDA Y AUMENTADA, NUEVA YORK, D. APPLETON Y COMPANIA. 1899. pg.737 Santa Barbara. Villa

External links

Ilustre Municipalidad de Santa Barbara

SubDere de Santa Barbara

Liceo Cardenal Antonio Samore de Santa Barbara

Directorio de recursos de Santa Barbara

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