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Rancagua
City and Commune
Ciudad de Rancagua
Buildings surrounding Los Héroes Square, Rancagua. Top: Southern view of the plaza, Middle: Cachapoal Province Governorate, Bottom left. Sagrario Cathedral, Bottom right: Bernardo O'Higgins monument.
Buildings surrounding Los Héroes Square, Rancagua. Top: Southern view of the plaza, Middle: Cachapoal Province Governorate, Bottom left. Sagrario Cathedral, Bottom right: Bernardo O'Higgins monument.
Flag
Coat of arms of Rancagua
Official logo of Rancagua
Map of Rancagua commune in O'Higgins Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Rancagua
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 34°10′S 70°45′W / 34.167°S 70.750°W / -34.167; -70.750
CountryRancagua Chile
RegionRancagua O'Higgins Region
ProvinceCachapoal Province
FoundationOctober 5, 1743
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeJuan Ramón Godoy Muñoz
Area
[1]
 • Total260.3 km2 (100.5 sq mi)
Elevation
572 m (1,877 ft)
Population
 (2012 Census)[1]
 • Total232,211
 • Density890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
206,971
 • Rural
7,373
DemonymRanquigüian
Sex
[1]
 • Men104,879
 • Women109,465
Time zoneUTC−4 (CLT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (CLST)
Postal code
2820000
Area code56 (country) + 72 (city)
PoliceCarabineros de Chile
International airportsRancagua de la Independencia
ClimateCsb
Websitewww.rancagua.cl (in Spanish)

Rancagua (Spanish pronunciation: [raŋˈkaɣwa]) is a city and commune in central Chile and part of the Rancagua conurbation. It is the capital of the Cachapoal Province and of the O'Higgins Region, located 87 km (54 mi) south of the national capital of Santiago.

It was originally named Santa Cruz de Triana by Spanish colonists. In 2012, its population was 232,211.[1] The main economic activities range from mining, tourism, agriculture, timber, food production and services to minor industrial activities. The city also serves as the administrative and legal center of the region.

Together with Machalí and Gultro, it forms the Rancagua conurbation. After Curicó, Talca and Concepción, it is one of the most important and densely populated cities of the south central zone of Chile.

  1. ^ a b c d "National Statistics Institute" (in Spanish). Retrieved November 29, 2010.

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