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The city of Quillota is located in the Aconcagua river valley, in the Valparaiso region of Chile. It is the largest city of the valley with many habitants living in the sorrounding farmland areas of San Isidro, La Palma, Pocochay and San Pedro. It is an important agricultural center (mainly because the plantations of avocado and cherimoya trees) and the capital of the Comuna and the Province with the same name. Quillota is united to the city of La Calera by the small town of La Cruz. Valparaiso is the name of at least three cities and a village: Valparaíso, Chile Valparaiso, Florida Valparaiso, Indiana Valparaiso, Nebraska This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Binomial name Persea americana Mill. ... Binomial name Annona cherimola Mill. ...


Quillota is located in central Chile at latitude 32º 52' S, longitude 71º 15' W, 120 km from the capital Santiago and 60 km from Valparaiso. Santiago is one of the names by which Saint James is known in the Hispanic world. ... Valparaiso is the name of at least three cities and a village: Valparaíso, Chile Valparaiso, Florida Valparaiso, Indiana Valparaiso, Nebraska This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

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Early inhabitants

In this place where living native americans from the Bato and Lleo-Lleo Culture, because of the fertility of the zone. They lived at south of the Aconcagua River. The natives where influenced later by mapuches and diaguitas. Thanks to the diaguitas, the local culture evolved to the Aconcagua, famous for their pottery.


Spanish Colonization

Diego de Almagro arrived to the valley in 1536. Incan scouts informed him about a beautiful and very fertile valley where the "Quillotas" were dwelling. Before him, a convicted Spanish soldier from Peru called Don Gonzalo Calvo de Barrientos lived in the valley and learnt their lenguage and culture. Almagro was delighted with the valley, but he was searching for gold and since the Aconcagua River had none of it, he returned to Peru. Events February 2 - Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina. ...


Later in 1540, Pedro de Valdivia arrived in Chile with the title of "Governor of Chile". He arrived in the valley and built farms and houses, mainly for the slaves and the indians who where working for him. Almost the whole area occupied by Quillota at present was property of Valdivia. Events January 6 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves, his fourth Queen consort. ... Pedro de Valdivia Pedro de Valdivia (c. ...


In 1585 Quillota became the administrative place of a large province. Then, in 1717 was founded as a city called "Village of San Martin de la Concha of Quillota" in the valley sorrounding the Mayaca Hill. It was founded by the Bishop Luis Romero and the Governor Don José Santiago Concha y Salvatierra. 1585 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. ... // Events January 4 — The Netherlands, Britain & France sign Triple Alliance February 26-March 6 What is now the northeastern United States was paralyzed by a series of blizzards that buried the region. ...


Facts

  • Motto: Ciudad creada con cariño (city created with love)
  • Mayor: Dr. Luis Mella Gajardo
  • Population: (census 2002) 75.921

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Quillota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (445 words)
It is an important agricultural centre (mainly because the plantations of avocado and chirimoya trees) and the capital of Quillota Province.
Quillota is 120 km from the capital Santiago and 60 km from the regional capital Valparaíso.
In 1717 Quillota was founded as a city originally named "Village of San Martin de la Concha of Quillota" in the valley surrounding the Mayaca Hill.
Quillota - LoveToKnow 1911 (99 words)
QUILLOTA, a town of Chile in the province of Valparaiso, on the left bank of the Aconcagua river, 20 m.
The valley is noted for its beauty, fertility, and healthfulness, and is the centre of thriving fruit and wine industries.
Quillota is situated on a railway between Valparaiso and Santiago, which passes through a mountainous, semi-barren country.
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