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Concepcion Travel Guide, Chile

The city of Concepción is situated in Chile and it holds the spot for having 2nd largest population when compared to other cities of Chile. The city of Concepción is also the capital for Province of Concepción (which is one of the many provinces located around the river bio bio). Amongst the locals, the city of Concepción is famous by the tag of Conce which is just the shorter version of Concepción.

The city of Concepción was earlier located on the region where today Penco is located. As a result many times people get confused as to what the locals of Concepción are called as. The locals living in Concepción are called by the name of penquistas and the locals of Penco are called by the tag of pencones. Do remember this difference while you visit the city of Concepción.

The city of Concepción is well furnished with several water bodies around it. The coastline of Concepción is next to the Pacific Ocean and it is also located in the proximity of River Bio Bio. The city of Concepción is also one of the very important ports for the country of Chile.

The city of Concepción is one of the 12 comunas for the Province of Concepción. The city of Concepción has the second highest population (around one million inhabitants) when compared to other cities of Chile. Some districts around the city of Concepción are collectively called as Greater Concepción (Gran Concepción). Some of these districts are Penco, Lota, San Pedro de la Paz, Hualqi, Coronel etc. This is the 2nd largest collection of districts (collectively known as conurbation) amongst all the conurbations of Chile. As per the census of year 2002 Great Concepción is said to have a population of around 2 million inhabitants.

The climate of Concepción is bearable and not that harsh for the locals of the city. This happens due to the presence of River Bio Bio and Pacific Ocean. The awesome breeze which flows from these water bodies cools the surrounding temperature. Rainfall is experienced during winters and the climate is somewhat humid during those days. Days are warm but nights are colder.

The city of Concepción is famous for photography (due to its scenic beauty in form of beaches plus various flora and fauna) and trekking on mountainous regions.

   
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