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Chillán Viejo
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Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of the commune of Chillán Viejo in the Ñuble Region
Location of the commune of Chillán Viejo in the Ñuble Region
Country Chile
Region Ñuble
Province Diguillín
Government
 • Type Municipality
Area
 • Total 291.8 km2 (112.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2002 Census)
 • Total 22,084
 • Density 75.682/km2 (196.02/sq mi)
 • Urban
18,827
 • Rural
3,257
Sex
 • Men 10,791
 • Women 11,293
Time zone UTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s) 56 + 42
Website Municipality of Chillán Viejo

Chillán Viejo is a Chilean commune in the south of Chillán. According to the Chilean census of 2002, Chillán Viejo has an area of 292 square kilometres (113 sq mi) and 26,172 inhabitants.

History

This commune began in 1895. Thanks to an administrative crisis, the title of commune was revoked on 1927. Finally, in 1995, during the promulgation of a law in the government of the now ex-president Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Chillán Viejo is again a commune.

Tourist Attractions

The Monumental Park "Bernardo O'Higgins"

The colonial house where Bernardo O'Higgins born on 1778.

Traditional Parties

  • Saint Raphael
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • Our Lady of the Rosary
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