Rancagua


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Rancagua

(rängkä`gwä, –kä`wä), city (1990 est. pop. 190,400), capital of Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins region, central Chile, in a fertile valley among the Andean foothills. One of Chile's largest copper mines (El Teniente) is nearby. Rancagua's industries include food processing, automobile manufacture, and ore refining. The city was founded in 1743. At Rancagua on Oct. 1 and 2, 1814, 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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 led a defense of the plaza against a superior Spanish royalist force in an engagement that closed the first phase (1810–14) of the Chilean war against Spain.
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Rancagua

 

a city in central Chile, south of Santiago. Population, 65,000 (1967); railroad station. Rancagua has flour mills and fruit and vegetable canneries. The city is the trade and distribution center of an agricultural region. Copper ore is mined near Rancagua at the El Teniente deposit. The city was founded in the 18th century.

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Rancagua

a city in central Chile. Pop.: 217 000 (2005 est.)
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* Instituto de Salud Publica, Ministerio de Salud Publica, Santiago, Chile; ([dagger]) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; and ([double dagger]) Hospital Clinico Fusat of Rancagua, Rancagua, Chile