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Lebu
Panoramical view of Lebu
Panoramical view of Lebu
Coat of arms of Lebu
Coat of arms
Location of the Lebu commune in Bío Bío Region
Location of the Lebu commune in Bío Bío Region
Country Chile
Region Bío Bío
Province Arauco
Founded 8 October 1862
Government
 • Type Municipality
Area
 • Total 561.4 km2 (216.8 sq mi)
Elevation
74 m (243 ft)
Population
 (2002 Census)
 • Total 25,035
 • Density 44.594/km2 (115.498/sq mi)
 • Urban
21,991
 • Rural
3,044
Demonym(s) Lebulense
Sex
 • Men 12,416
 • Women 12,619
Time zone UTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−3 (CLST)
Area code(s) 56 + 41
Website Official website

Lebu is a Chilean port city and commune. The city is also the capital of the Arauco Province in Bío Bío Region. It lies on the south bank of the mouth of the Lebu River. The commune includes the Mocha Island. Lebu was founded on 1862 thanks to some number of colonies in the zone. The commune has an area of 561.4 km2. According to the INE census of 2002, the population is with 25,035 inhabitants.

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