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Chillán
City and Commune
Panorama of Chillán
Panorama of Chillán
Coat of arms of Chillán
Coat of arms
Location of the Chillán commune in the Biobío Region
Location of the Chillán commune in the Biobío Region
Location of the Chillán commune in the Biobío Region
Country Chile
Region Biobío
Province Ñuble
San Bartolomé de Chillán 1580
Founded by Martín Ruiz de Gamboa
Area
 • Total 511.2 km2 (197.4 sq mi)
Population (2002 Census)
 • Total 161,953
 • Density 316.81/km2 (820.53/sq mi)
 • Urban 148,015
 • Rural 13,938
Demonym(s) Chillanejo or Chillanense
Sex
 • Men 77,007
 • Women 84,946
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) country + city = 56 + 42
Website Municipality of Chillán

Chillán is a city and commune of the central south of Chile. It has a population of 161.953 people (2002 census). the city was founded in 1580 as San Bartolomé de Chillán. It is the capital of the Province of Ñuble.

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