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La Serena Travel Guide, Chile

The city of La Serena is a commune (which is the smallest administrative division in Chile) and is located in the Province of Elqui. Considerably smaller than Santiago, La Serena is the capital city for IV Coquimbo Region which is one of the 15 administrative divisions in Chile. It is located 485 miles from Conception.

La Serena Travel Guide - Climate

The climate for this city is well divided due to its geographical location. During summers, the city won’t experience precipitation although various coastal fogs provide the city with heavy dampness during morning hours that clears until noon. It is due to various oceanic effects that this city experiences little differences in temperatures in summer and winter.

Average high for this city is around 16.7 degrees Celsius while the average low for the city is around 10.8 degree Celsius. Total precipitation for this city is around 197 mm which is the highest during the months of May till August and is close to zero for the rest of the year.

La Serena Travel Guide - Demographics

As per the census of 2002, the population for La Serena was around 160150 inhabitants with the total surface area of the city being around 1893 square kilometers. Due to this huge area, the population density of this city is around 99 locals per square kilometer. The city is said to have experienced a growth of around 33 percent since 1992. Critics say that this city has grown by 100% in last two decades.

La Serena Travel Guide - Economy

This city experiences a huge inflow of tourists during the summer thus doubling the population of the city. This is enough to prove that tourism is the backbone of this city’s economy. Other than tourism, the city also has some small factories, yet tourism seems to be the major employer for many of the locals considering the fact that due to the huge inflow of tourists various locals regularly open up their own food outlets which is a good source of income for them.

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