Tomé is a port city and commune in the Biobío Region of Chile. It is bordered by Coelemu to the north, Ránquil and Florida to the east, Penco to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The local economy is based mainly on textile manufacturing and fishing industry.

History

27 February 2010 quake

The 8.8 magnitude 27 February 2010 earthquake greatly affected Tome, Constitucion, Concepcion, Talcahuano.[4]

Demographics

According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Tomé spans an area of 494.5 km2 (191 sq mi) and has 52,440 inhabitants (25,263 men and 27,177 women). Of these, 45,959 (87.6%) lived in urban areas and 6,481 (12.4%) in rural areas. The population grew by 6.4% (3,156 persons) between the 1992 and 2002 censuses.[3]

The commune includes the localities of Rafael, Menque, Cocholgüe, Punta de Parra and Dichato.

Education

Previously the area had a German school, ( but nobody in Tomé ever learned German) Deutsche Schule Tomé. The City have many good primary schools and high schools. Universidad de Concepción, one of the best universities of Chile is 30 minutes away.[6]