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Gran Concepción is the second largest conurbation in Chile, after Greater Santiago, with 945,650 inhabitants according to the 2012 pre census.

Gran Concepción
Nickname(s): 
Pencopolis
Gran Concepción (Metropolis of Concepción)
Gran Concepción (Metropolis of Concepción)
Coordinates: 36°47′0″S 73°07′0″W / 36.78333°S 73.11667°W / -36.78333; -73.11667Coordinates: 36°47′0″S 73°07′0″W / 36.78333°S 73.11667°W / -36.78333; -73.11667
RegionBiobío
ProvinceConcepción Province
FoundationOctober 5, 1550
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2017)2
 • Metro
1,001,285
Time zoneUTC-4 (Chile Time (CLT)[1])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (Chile Summer Time (CLST)[2])
Websiteconcepcion.cl
Satellite image of Greater Concepción

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OverviewEdit

It takes its name after the city of Concepción, the regional capital and main city.

The agglomeration is composed of:

Gran Concepción has also the second largest concentration of universities in Chile. Apart from the so-called Traditional Universities, it has several private institutions. The Universidad de Concepción is the most important university in the conurbation.

There is also a commuter rail system which serves most of the communes (Spanish: comunas) in the conurbation: Biotren.

CommerceEdit

The commerce in Greater Concepcion is mostly located in Concepcion city center, also in the Mall Plaza el Trebol, in Talcahuano.

EducationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chile Time". World Time Zones .org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
  2. ^ "Chile Summer Time". World Time Zones .org. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-05-05.