Iquique

Iquique (Spaingie pronunciation: [iˈkike]) is a port ceety an commune in northren Chile, caipital o baith the Iquique Province an Tarapacá Region. It lies on the Paceefic coast, wast o the Atacama Desert an the Pampa del Tamarugal. It haed a population o 216,419 as o the 2002 census.[2] It is an aa the main commune o the Greater Iquique.

Iquique
Iquique
Tap:View o Iquique ceety centre, 2nt left:Baquedano Square, 2nt richt:Iquique Municipal Theater, Bottom:Cavancha Beach
Banner o Iquique
Banner
Coat of airms o Iquique
Coat airms
Map o Iquique in Tarapacá Region
Map o Iquique in Tarapacá Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Iquique
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 20°13′S 70°9′W / 20.217°S 70.150°W / -20.217; -70.150Coordinates: 20°13′S 70°9′W / 20.217°S 70.150°W / -20.217; -70.150
Kintra Chile
Region Tarapacá
ProvinceIquique
Foondit16t Century
Govrenment
 • TeepMunicipal cooncil
 • AlcaldeJorge Soria Quiroga
Area
 • Ceety an Commune2242.1 km2 (865.7 sq mi)
Elevation
1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Ceety an Commune180,601
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Urban
183,997
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Postal code
1100000
ClimateBWh
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid (in Spaingie)

Iquique haes ane o the lairgest duty-free commercial port centers (or Zona Franca) o Sooth Americae an haes been traditionally cried Zofri. There are around 2.4 square kilometres (0.93 sq mi) o warehooses, bankin branches, an restaurants.

Copper minin, mainly in Quebrada Blanca, Cerro Colorado, an Doña Inés de Collahuasí, is an' a' an important industry in Iquique.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Municipality of Iquique" (in Spainish). Retrieved 31 October 2010.
  2. a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spainish). Retrieved 9 September 2010.