Lonquimay

Lonquimay
Town and Commune
Summer in Lonquimay
Summer in Lonquimay
Location of the Lonquimay commune in the Araucanía Region
Location of the Lonquimay commune in the Araucanía Region
Lonquimay is located in Chile
Lonquimay
Lonquimay
Location in Chile
Coordinates (city): 38°26′S 71°14′W / 38°26′S 71°14′W / -38.433; -71.233
CountryChile
RegionAraucanía
ProvinceMalleco
Government[1][2]
 • TypeMunicipality
 • AlcaldeGuillermo Vásquez Veroiza (PPD)
Area[3]
 • Total3,914.2 km2 (1,511.3 sq mi)
Elevation842 m (2,762 ft)
Population (2012 Census)[3]
 • Total9,925
 • Density2.5/km2 (6.6/sq mi)
 • Urban3,435
 • Rural6,802
Sex[3]
 • Men5,414
 • Women4,823
Time zoneUTC-4 (CLT [4])
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (CLST [5])
Area code(s)56 + 45
WebsiteMunicipality of Lonquimay

Lonquimay is a town and commune in the Malleco Province of southern Chile's Araucanía Region.

Transport

It is the terminus of an abandoned 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge railway project which supporters cited as the most practical railway route through the Andes to Argentina, but which lacks a link between Lonquimay and Zapala in Argentina; revival of the project was announced in 2005 and progress begun within Chile. The line includes Chile's longest tunnel measuring 4,563 m (4,990 yd).

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Lonquimay
español: Lonquimay
euskara: Lonquimay
한국어: 롱키마이
italiano: Lonquimay
occitan: Lonquimay
português: Lonquimay
română: Lonquimay
русский: Лонкимай
中文: 隆基邁