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Valparaíso (Spaingie pronunciation: [balpaɾaˈiso]) is a ceety an commune o Chile, center o its third lairgest conurbation (Greater Valparaíso) an ane o the kintra's maist important seaports an a increasin cultural centre in the Soothwast Paceefic hemisphere. The ceety is the caipital o the Valparaíso Province an the Valparaíso Region. Awtho Santiago is Chile's offeecial caipital, the Naitional Congress o Chile wis established in the ceety in 1990.

Montaje de Valparaíso.jpg
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Map o the Valparaíso commune in the Valparaíso Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Nickname(s): The Jewel o the Paceefic, Valpo
Coordinates (city): 33°03′S 71°37′W / 33.050°S 71.617°W / -33.050; -71.617Coordinates: 33°03′S 71°37′W / 33.050°S 71.617°W / -33.050; -71.617
Kintra  Chile
Region  Valparaíso
Province Valparaíso
Foondit 1536
Capital Valparaíso
 • Teep Municipality
 • Alcalde Jorge Sharp Fajardo (Independent)
 • City 401.6 km2 (155.1 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2012 census)[2]
 • Ceety 284,630
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Urban 275,141
 • Metro 930,220
 • Rural 841
Demonym(s) Porteño (m), porteña (f)
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Simmer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Aurie code(s) (kintra) 56 + (ceety) 32
Climate Csb
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid (in Spaingie)


  1. "Municipality of Valparaíso" (in Spaingie). Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 (in Spaingie) Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas