Quillota is a ceety locatit in the Aconcagua River valley o central Chile's Valparaíso Region. It is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Quillota Province whaur mony indwallers live in the surroondin ferm auries o San Isidro, La Palma, Pocochay, an San Pedro. It is a important agricultural centre, mainly acause the plantations o avocado an cherimoya (custard aiple) trees.

Quillota
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Location o the Quillota commune in the Valparaíso Region
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Motto(s): 
Ceety creatit wi care
(Ciudad creada con cariño)
Coordinates: 32°52′S 71°15′W / 32.867°S 71.250°W / -32.867; -71.250Coordinates: 32°52′S 71°15′W / 32.867°S 71.250°W / -32.867; -71.250
KintraChile
RegionValparaíso
ProvinceQuillota
Foondit11 November 1717
Govrenment
 • TeepMunicipality
 • AlcaldeLuis Alberto Mella Gajardo (DC)
Area
 • Total302 km2 (117 sq mi)
Elevation
462 m (1,516 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total85,262
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
 • Urban
66025
 • Landwart
9891
Sex
 • Men37,191
 • Weemen38,725
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [3])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [4])
Postal code
2430000
Area code(s)56 + 33
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid (in Spaingie)

Quillota is connectit wi the ceety o La Calera bi the smaw toun o La Cruz. The aurie's agricultur an landscape wis describit bi Charles Darwin in his beuk The Voyage of the Beagle. Nearbi La Campana National Park haulds a plaque at a viewpoint Darwin ance visitit.

Quillota is 120 kilometre (75 mi) frae the naitional caipital Santiago an 60 km (37 mi) frae the regional caipital Valparaíso.

ReferencesEedit

  1. (in Spaingie) "Municipality of Quillota". Retrieved 29 Julie 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 (in Spaingie) "National Statistics Institute". Retrieved 30 Julie 2010.
  3. "Chile Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 29 Julie 2010.
  4. "Chile Summer Time". WorldTimeZones.org. Retrieved 29 Julie 2010.

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