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City and Commune

Coat of arms
Location of the Quillota commune in the Valparaíso Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
City created with care
(Ciudad creada con cariño)
Coordinates: 32°52′S 71°15′W / 32.867°S 71.250°W / -32.867; -71.250
FoundedNovember 11, 1717
 • TypeMunicipality
 • MayorÓscar Calderón Sánchez (Independent)
 • Total302 km2 (117 sq mi)
 As of 2002
462 m (1,516 ft)
 (2012 Census)[2]
 • Total85,262
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Rural
 • Men37,191
 • Women38,725
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT[3])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST[4])
Postal code
Area code56 + 33
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

Quillota is a city located in the valley of the Aconcagua River in Valparaíso Region, Chile. It is the capital and largest city of Quillota Province. It is surrounded by the communes of San Isidro, La Palma, Pocochay, and San Pedro. It is an important agricultural center, mainly because of the plantations of avocado and cherimoya trees.

Quillota is connected to the city of La Calera by the small town of La Cruz. Charles Darwin described the area's agriculture and the landscape in his book The Voyage of the Beagle. In nearby La Campana National Park, there is a plaque at a viewpoint commemorating Darwin's visit.

  1. ^ "Municipality of Quillota" (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Chile Time". Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Chile Summer Time". Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2010.

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