🇨🇱 Quilpué is a city and capital of the Marga Marga Province in central Chile's Valparaíso Region. It is part of the Greater Valparaíso metropolitan area. It is widely known as "City of the Sun" and the urban part of it also comprises the town of El Belloto, an area that showed rapid growth in the late 1990s.
Quilpué is called Ciudad del Sol because compared to Valparaíso, it has many more sunny days a year. It has metropolitan train, highway and bus connections to Viña del Mar and Valparaíso to the coast, and also towards inland cities. Since housing is cheaper in Quilpué, thousands of people commute every day to the coastal cities.
Quilpué is connected to Santiago through the Route 68, with an estimated travel time of 1.15h by car and 1.30h by inter-regional bus services, that departs and arrive mostly from Pajaritos metro and interchange station, west of the national capital.
Local attractions include a Zoo, and the rural towns of Colliguay and the Marga-Marga Valley, both with facilities for camping and hiking.
Quilpue has a population of over 130,263 people. Quilpue also forms one of the centres of the Greater Valparaíso metropolitan area which has a population of over 979,127 people.