Greater La Serena
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Greater La Serena is a Chilean conurbation that includes the La Serena and Coquimbo communes in the Coquimbo Region. It has an estimated population of 401,845 inhabitants according to the 2008 estimates becoming the fourth biggest metropolitan areas in Chile after Santiago, Greater Concepcion and Greater Valparaiso. It has had a population growth that reaches 100% for the last 20 year, mainly because of the economic growth and the development of the tourism in its central city, La Serena. It has, as many Chileans conurbations, an industrial and portuary sector, and a residential and vacationary sector in which the beaches are the main attraction.
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