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O'Higgins Region

NameO'Higgins Region
Name EsVI Región del Libertador
General Bernardo O'Higgins
FlagFlag of O'Higgins Region, Chile.svg
Image PhotoReserva Rio Cipreses Hualo.jpg
Coat Of ArmsCoat of arms of O'Higgins Region, Chile.svg
ProvincesCachapoal, Colchagua, Cardenal Caro
IntendantHéctor Huenchullán
Area Rank14
Elev Min M0
Pop Date2002
Pop Rank6
Pop Ref
Iso CodeCL-LI

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The VI O'Higgins Region ( ) is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions. It is subdivided into three provinces. It is named in honour of Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme, one of Chile's founding fathers.

The O'Higgins Region is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean, to the east by the Republic of Argentina, to the north by the Valparaíso and Santiago Metropolitan Regions, and to the south by the Maule Region. It extends approximately between the parallels of 33°51’ and 35°01’ south latitude, and between the meridian of 70°02’ west longitude and the Pacific Ocean.

The capital and largest city of the region is Rancagua. The second major town is San Fernando.

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