Concepción

Concepción is the second largest city in Chile, located in the Bío Bío Region of the country. It is known as the industrial and educational center of southern Chile, and is home to the Universidad de Concepción, the Universidad Santo Tomás, and the Instituto Tecnológico de Concepción. The city has a population of 791,521 as of 2012. The metropolitan area, which includes the cities of Talcahuano, Hualpén, and Tomé, has a population of 1,043,741.

Concepción was founded on October 12, 1550, by Pedro de Valdivia. The city was badly damaged by the 2010 Chile earthquake.

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