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Chillán

(chēyän`), city (1990 est. pop. 145,972), Bío-Bío region, S central Chile. It was formerly the capital of Ñuble prov. Located in Chile's central valley, the city is a leading agricultural and commercial center as well as a gateway to Andean ski resorts. Agricultural products include wine, grain, fruit, vegetables, lumber, flour, and farm animals; footwear is manufactured. Founded in the 16th cent., it was destroyed by earthquake and flood in 1751 but was rebuilt and played a prominent role in the revolution against Spain. Bernardo O'HigginsO'Higgins, Bernardo
, 1778–1842, South American revolutionary and ruler (1817–23) of Chile; illegitimate son of Ambrosio O'Higgins. He was chosen in 1813 to replace José Miguel Carrera as revolutionary leader.
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, the liberator of Chile, was born in Chillán. One of the world's worst earthquakes leveled Chillán in 1939, claiming 10,000 lives. Subsequently rebuilt, the city suffered significant damage in the 2010 earthquake.

Chillán

 

a city in Chile and capital of Nuble Province. Population, 85,000 (1970). Chilian is the center of an agricultural region that produces vegetables, grapes and other fruits, cereal grains, and livestock. It has enterprises of the food-processing and leather and footwear industries.

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Jan 24, 1939: Earthquake in Chillan, Chile, killed 28,000.
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He played in Wednesday night's spirited 2-0 defeat to Turkey in Connecticut and is due to feature against Chile in Chillan tomorrow.
Its epicentre was just 75 miles from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city, where more than 200,000 people live along the Bio Bio river, and 60 miles from the ski town of Chillan, a gateway to Andean ski resorts that was destroyed in a 1939 earthquake.
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