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How to get there
The International Conference on Computational
Logistics, ICCL 2014, will take place in Valparaíso, Chile.
has one of the
country's most important seaports and is located
69,5 miles northwest of the
country's capital, Santiago.
Its very important geopolitical role in the
second half of the 19th century was due to its serving as a major stopover for
ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by crossing the
Straits of Magellan.
The port city of Valparaíso is the third largest in Chile, located at 120
km west of the capitol city of Santiago, in the central coastline. Valparaíso, a
natural amphitheater comprising 42 hills, has been declared the cultural capitol
of Chile and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Home of a variety of attractions, Valparaíso is one of the main seaports in the
South Pacific, and is architecturally very rich. The city is famous for its
collection of urban elevators, its picturesque and colorful houses built on
hillsides, its labyrinth of streets, stairways and plazas and its bohemian
nightlife. Local food and gastronomy
flourishes in old and new, large and boutique, restaurants overlooking the
The neighbor cities of Viña del Mar and Concón are recognized for their splendid
beaches, seafood gastronomy, aquatic sports, entertaining nightlife, and for the
Quinta Vergara Park, host of a famous International Music Festival.
The surrounding vicinities also offer distinctive tourism attractions, including
ski resorts, beaches, hiking and trekking areas and internationally renowned
wineries. At only 45 minutes drive
is the Casablanca valley, which is one of Chile’s major wine growing valleys for
white varieties. Snow sports are practiced at several ski resorts East of
The closest airport to Valparaíso is the international airport Arturo Merino
Benitez (SCL), an 80 minute drive to the port (www.aeropuertosantiago.cl).
Facts and Figures:
Location: 33º 02’ South Latitude and 71º 37’ West Latitude
Surface: 402 km
Population density: 688,42 p/km2
Phone code:+56 32 (Valparaíso)
Climate: Mediterranean, windy in September
National Holiday: September 18-20th (celebration of the establishment of the
Daily low temperatures in September are around 8ºC, and high average
temperatures are around 16ºC