Mediterranean climate and warm is the town of Linares in the Maule Region. This city was founded on May 23, 1794, under the mandate of the viceroy of Peru Ambrosio O'Higgins. At the same time, Francisco de la Matta Linares, in whose honor the new town received his name, was in charge of the Intendencia de Concepción. The name of the foundation of the city was Villa San Ambrosio de Linares.
To build the town of Linares, 1,500 hectares of the Estancia de Pilocoyán were expropriated, so it was located on the royal road that crossed the Longitudinal Valley, from Santiago.The city was the scene of the first act of arms of the independence of Chile, with the taking of the square, on April 6, 1813, by General Don Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme.
In 1873 it became the capital of the newly created homonymous province of the Province of Maule.es.
The city of Linares has an extension of 16 km², most of the commune is located in the Central Valley, which ends in the west in low altitude hills belonging to the Cordillera de la Costa, while in the east, the valley gives way to the pre-cordilleran area, transition to the Cordillera de Los Andes, with forested hills, caissons, and rivers.
The commune limits to the north with those of Villa Alegre and Yerbas Buenas, to the west of San Javier, to the south with Longaví and to the east, with Colbún. This last commune, occupying the easternmost part of the province, is awarded almost exclusively, the possession of the mountain range itself, that is, the highest provincial heights, the deepest caissons and the births of several of its many rivers.
Linares is characterized by a historic center made up of blocks arranged by the builders that traced the urban centers of colonial Chile. Initially, this center consisted of a handful of apples, located around the Plaza de Armas; then they became eighty blocks, according to the grid typical of the initial urban structure of Latin American cities.
The expansion of the city has developed towards the four cardinal points. Towards the east of the railroad grew, early in the development of Linares, the populated and popular neighborhood known as "Oriente Population", which currently almost reaches the original nucleus of the city. More recently, the city has grown considerably in its northwest angles - with urbanizations oriented more towards the middle class - and southeast, with popular type populations.
The south and particularly the southeast of the city is already reaching the banks of the Ancoa River. The north side has developed somewhat less, in terms of surface area, but has been characterized by witnessing the construction of condominiums and high-cost housing, some of them surrounded by land originally agricultural and now converted into plots of pleasure. This trend is occurring mainly on the roadsides of Yerbas Buenas and Colbún.
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