Global Information Lookup Global Information

Antofagasta information


Antofagasta
City and Commune
Top row: View of downtown Antofagasta 2nd row: Old Antofagasta Customs House building, Beach of Antofagasta, "Mano del Desierto" (Hand of the Desert) Sand Sculpture in Atacama Desert 3rd row: Sailboats, Plaza Colón clocktower Bottom row: La Portada Natural Monument, Panorama of North Antofagasta, Ruins of Huanchaca.
Top row: View of downtown Antofagasta
2nd row: Old Antofagasta Customs House building, Beach of Antofagasta, "Mano del Desierto" (Hand of the Desert) Sand Sculpture in Atacama Desert
3rd row: Sailboats, Plaza Colón clocktower
Bottom row: La Portada Natural Monument, Panorama of North Antofagasta, Ruins of Huanchaca.


Coat of arms
Map of Antofagasta's urban hinterland
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Antofagasta
Location in Chile
Nickname: 
La perla del Norte ("Pearl of the North")
Motto(s): 
"Gloria, patria y tesón es tu lema y tu honor"
("Glory, homeland and tenacity is your motto and your honor")
Coordinates: 23°39′S 70°24′W / 23.650°S 70.400°W / -23.650; -70.400
CountryAntofagasta Chile
RegionAntofagasta Antofagasta
ProvinceAntofagasta
Settled22 October 1868
CapitalAntofagasta
Government
[1]
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • AlcaldeJonathan Velásquez
Area
[2]
 • Total30,718.1 km2 (11,860.3 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2017 Census[3])
 • Urban
352,638
DemonymAntofagastian
GDP (PPP, constant 2015 values)
 • Year2023
 • Total (Metro)$12.8 billion[4]
 • Per capita$28,100
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Postal code
3580000
Area code+56 55
ClimateBWk
WebsiteMunicipality of Antofagasta

Antofagasta (Spanish pronunciation: [antofaˈɣasta] ) is a port city in northern Chile, about 1,100 kilometres (700 mi) north of Santiago. It is the capital of Antofagasta Province and Antofagasta Region. According to the 2015 census, the city has a population of 402,669.[5]

After the Spanish American wars of independence, Bolivia claimed Antofagasta as part of its territory. Antofagasta was captured by Chile on February 14, 1879, triggering the War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chilean sovereignty was officially recognised by Bolivia under the terms of the 1904 Treaty of Peace and Friendship.

The city of Antofagasta is closely linked to mining activity, being a port and the chief service hub for one of Chile's major mining areas. While silver and saltpeter mining have been historically important for Antofagasta, since the mid-19th century copper mining is by far the most important mining activity for Antofagasta fueling a steady growth in the areas of construction, retail, hotel accommodations, population growth, and a remarkable skyline development until the end of the 2000s commodities boom in 2013. Since the 2010s Antofagasta is also a service hub for lithium mining.[6][better source needed]

Antofagasta has the highest GDP per capita of Chile, US$37,000 and the 3rd place for Human Development Index just after Metropolitana de Santiago Region and Magallanes and Antártica Chilena Region.[7]

  1. ^ "Municipality of Antofagasta" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference INE was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ "Antofagasta (Chile): Provinces & Places - Population Statistics, Charts and Map". Archived from the original on 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  4. ^ "TelluBase—Chile Fact Sheet (Tellusant Public Service Series)" (PDF). Tellusant. Retrieved 11 January 2024.
  5. ^ National Institute of Statistics of Chile (ed.). "Cities, Towns, Villages and Hamlets". Archived from the original on 20 November 2006. Retrieved 22 June 2007.
  6. ^ Cabello, J. (2022). Reserves, resources and lithium exploration in the salt flats of northern Chile. Andean Geology. 49 (2): 297–306. doi: 10.5027/andgeoV49n2-3444. Retrieved July 2, 2022.
  7. ^ Economía y Negocios (ed.). "Antofagasta GDP per capita is similar to the UK, and GDP per capita from La Araucanía is similar to Ecuador". Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2013.

and 19 Related for: Antofagasta information

Request time (Page generated in 0.5889 seconds.)

Antofagasta

Last Update:

Antofagasta (Spanish pronunciation: [antofaˈɣasta] ) is a port city in northern Chile, about 1,100 kilometres (700 mi) north of Santiago. It is the capital...

Word Count : 5080

Antofagasta Region

Last Update:

The Antofagasta Region (Spanish: Región de Antofagasta, pronounced [antofaˈɣasta]) is one of Chile's sixteen first-order administrative divisions. The...

Word Count : 1253

Antofagasta plc

Last Update:

Antofagasta plc is a London-based Chilean multinational. It is one of the most important conglomerates of Chile with equity participation in Antofagasta...

Word Count : 809

University of Antofagasta

Last Update:

The University of Antofagasta (also referred to as UA) is a public research university located in Antofagasta, Chile. It is a derivative university part...

Word Count : 125

War of the Pacific

Last Update:

on the Chilean mining company Compañía de Salitres y Ferrocarril de Antofagasta (CSFA), in violation of the Boundary Treaty of 1874 which established...

Word Count : 17671

Greeks in Chile

Last Update:

descendants. Most reside either in the Santiago, Coquimbo or in the Antofagasta area. The first immigrants from Greece arrived during the sixteenth century...

Word Count : 438

Antofagasta Province

Last Update:

Antofagasta Province (Spanish: Provincia de Antofagasta) is one of three provinces in the northern Chilean region of Antofagasta (II). The capital is the...

Word Count : 574

Antofagasta Challenger

Last Update:

The Antofagasta Challenger is a professional tennis tournament played on clay courts. It is currently part of the ATP Challenger Tour. It was first held...

Word Count : 54

Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia

Last Update:

The Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia (British company name: Antofagasta (Chili) & Bolivia Railway or FCAB for short) is a private railway operating...

Word Count : 1559

Chile

Last Update:

Magallanes Region started to be controlled by country in 1843, while the Antofagasta Region, at the time in dispute with Bolivia, began to fill with people...

Word Count : 20149

Antofagasta de la Sierra

Last Update:

Antofagasta de la Sierra is a volcanic field in Argentina. The main type of volcanic edifice in the area are scoria cones, it is formed by the La Laguna...

Word Count : 1757

1991 Antofagasta mudflows

Last Update:

The 1991 Antofagasta mudflow was a natural disaster in the city of Antofagasta, northern Chile, that occurred on the morning of June 18, 1991. The mudflow...

Word Count : 268

2007 Tocopilla earthquake

Last Update:

located between Quillagua and Tocopilla, affecting the Tarapacá and the Antofagasta regions in northern Chile. The earthquake had a moment magnitude of 7...

Word Count : 609

Atacama Desert

Last Update:

Yungay mining town, where the University of Antofagasta Desert Research Station is located, in Antofagasta Region, Chile. The average rainfall is about...

Word Count : 5795

List of mountains in Chile

Last Update:

Earth Nevado Tres Cruces 6,749 22,142 Atacama Llullaillaco 6,739 22,110 Antofagasta Nevado Tres Cruces Central 6,629 21,749 Atacama Incahuasi 6,621 21,722...

Word Count : 268

San Pedro de Atacama

Last Update:

a Chilean town and commune in El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region. It is located east of Antofagasta, some 106 km (60 mi) southeast of Calama and the...

Word Count : 1169

Bolivia

Last Update:

area, the adjoining rich salitre (saltpeter) fields, and the port of Antofagasta among other Bolivian territories. Since independence, Bolivia has lost...

Word Count : 17566

Tropic of Capricorn

Last Update:

agriculture. Monument marking the Tropic of Capricorn just north of Antofagasta, Chile Sundial on the Tropic of Capricorn, Jujuy Province, Argentina...

Word Count : 1740

South America

Last Update:

others. Chile has important international airports such as Santiago, Antofagasta, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas and Iquique, among others. Colombia has important...

Word Count : 18956

PDF Search Engine © AllGlobal.net