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Copiapó
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Coat of arms
Comuna de Copiapó.svg
Country Chile
Region Atacama
Province Copiapó
Founded December 8, 1744
Founded by José Antonio Manso de Velasco
Government
 • Type Municipality
Area
 • Total 16,681.3 km2 (6,440.7 sq mi)
Elevation
391 m (1,283 ft)
Population
 (2010 (est))
 • Total 200,000
 • Density 12.0/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s) country + city = 56 + 52
Website Municipality of Copiapó

Copiapó is a Chilean town in Region of Atacama. It was founded in December 8, 1744. It is also the capital of Region of Atacama and Province of Copiapó.

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